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Joel Sanders – Jokes That Got Me Kicked Out Of Tennessee (Joel Sanders / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Saturday 20 August 2011

Joel Sanders is almost apologetically sincere; he humbly thanks his audience about five times for coming along. Anecdotes from twenty years in the US are reeled out one by one, and, while the show has a nice flow, it contains no real structure. His best material includes thoughts on feeling a disconnect with gay men in the public eye and a humorous letter-exchange with a solicitor. Unfortunately, for all Joel’s charm, the jokes are sparse, so this show feels more like that of a fairly accomplished storyteller rather than a comedian. He also has a habit of announcing his punchlines with, “Wait for it,” and finishing them with, “I thought that was good.” This doesn’t serve him well, either.

Dragonfly, 5 – 29 Aug (not 15), 6.40pm (7.40pm), free, fpp100.
tw rating 2/5