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Sitting On A Cornflake – Free (Tobias Persson / Laughing Horse Free Festival)

By | Published on Wednesday 31 August 2011

Tobias Persson suffers from a curious case of comic bi-polarity: at once a loveable, goofy and bumbling stand-up who excels at spontaneous, random ad-libbing, he morphs with a blink of the eye into a tasteless, ‘oh-my-god-did-he-just-say-that’ crowd silencer. If Persson ditched the Nazi jokes and focused more on his everyday observations – in this show he discusses his distaste for all things pretentious – he’d be on to a winner and would lose the noticeable self-conscious vibe. His routine is sprinkled with witty observations, which he recalls, re-examines and develops into a rich repertoire. With his charming grin, unexpected punch lines and dynamic demeanor, Persson is a natural boy-next-door who needs to leave the smutty, tasteless material to comedians with more edge.

Laughing Horse at Espionage, 4 – 28 Aug, 7.30pm (8.25pm), free, fpp152.
tw rating 3/5