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Stephens And Thomas (Juliet Stephens And Matt Thomas / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Wednesday 31 August 2011

Veering off from the mainstream, this duo have yet to reap the returns of alternative comedy. Hypothesising that Christian homophobia stems from a momentary kiss shared between God and Satan in a photobooth could be the core of a good joke, but Stephens does too little beyond expounding the story; the premise isn’t funny in itself – it needs to be moulded into a joke. Thomas’ delivery was so tired that his crude jokes didn’t get the laughs he wanted. Furthermore, with the audience full of what seemed like people over 50, it was bizarre to hear this 20-something offering wisdom to the couples in the room; Thomas should gauge his audience before making such amateur lines.

Sin Club And Lounge, 6 – 27 Aug, 8.00pm (9.00pm), free, fpp155.
tw rating 2/5