ED2011 3/5 Reviews ED2011 Comedy Reviews

Joe Fairbrother: Characters (Joe Fairbrother)

By | Published on Saturday 27 August 2011

With Fairbrother’s eclectic mix of weird and wonderful personae, ‘Characters’ may not be overly hilarious but is definitely entertaining. Whether portraying the delicately patronising remarks of a gypsy-hating farmer or relating the over-zealous and unabashed ramblings of a swingers club organiser, Fairbrother certainly possesses a great flare for acting, and even engages the audience well by involving them in his sketches. There was a lot of laughter, yet there was a sense that the audience enjoyed the show for the characterisation itself, rather than for side-splitting humour. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that: it’s a different type of comedy and Fairbrother is a very talented performer in his own right.

Just The Tonic at The Caves, 4 – 28 Aug (not 17), 1.20pm (2.20pm), £6.00 – £8.00, fpp99.
tw rating 3/5