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Joe Wilkinson – My Mum’s Called Stella And My Dad’s Called Brian

By | Published on Tuesday 16 August 2011

Technology isn’t like it used to be. My mum said the funniest thing. Men are different from women. My dad said the funniest thing. Aren’t strip clubs awkward places to drink. My friend said the craziest thing. This and other such witticisms are what you can expect from an evening in the company of Joe Wilkinson. Coming across as a whinging thirty-something rather than an alternative comic, it was disappointing that for a ticketed show by a supposed experienced professional, the material was the same as that being used by first-time stand-ups on the Free Fringe. This is not to say that Wilkinson can’t raise a laugh; it’s to say that he is only very mildly amusing.

Pleasance Courtyard, 5 – 28 Aug (not 10,17, 24), 5.45pm (6.45pm), fpp100.
tw rating 2/5