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Rita Trump And Julie Jones: Screw Loose Women – Free (Rita Trump And Julie Jones / Laughing Horse Free Festival)

By | Published on Thursday 25 August 2011

A double act of character actors, there was little to find here that wasn’t conventional: the characters were classic examples of stereotypes. First up was Rita Trump, a socially awkward virginal stand-up who struggled through her set, with some of her puns getting big laughs but others being too predictable. Imogen Thomas – a more experienced comedian, and all the better for it – played Julie Jones, a chav mother of eight, rolling out the standards of the stereotype: drinking, shoplifting, and bad parenting. Taking a turn for the better, the set culminated in a comedy strip tease to the theme of Casualty. Hopefully this duo will renovate their hackneyed characters with time.

Laughing Horse at Edinburgh City Football Club, 8 – 27 Aug, 5.35pm (6.35pm), free, fpp141.
tw rating 2/5