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Making Life Taste Funny (Sean Turner And Graham Oakes / Laughing Horse Free Festival)

By | Published on Tuesday 16 August 2011

Sometimes comedy goes beyond what a performer says and does; the appearance and even accent of a comedian can be just as important. While both Oakes and Turner hail from the North East, you could mistake them for being from completely opposite ends of the country. Oakes is tall, well-spoken and charismatic, taking an innocent yet slightly cheeky approach to his humour. Turner, however, is Geordie through and through, and with his manic eyes and thick bracing accent, there really is no escaping his interactive performance, especially in a staff meeting-room crammed like a tin of sardines. Mixed with some sweet yet disturbing poems from special guest Barry Fox, this is one incredibly peculiar but altogether pretty decent show.

Laughing Horse at The Three Sisters, 5 – 28 Aug, 12.00pm (12.55pm), free, fpp112.
tw rating 3/5