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Who Are The Jocks? (Scott Capurro)

By | Published on Wednesday 31 August 2011

“What’s the point of coming to a comedy show if you’re going to be offended?” asks Scott Capurro. He begins his show with offensive material, creating a character whose own bleak history might explain his prejudice of others. Capurro’s premise is presumably to examine the psychology of hatred; however, it ultimately feels like an elaborate framing to justify cheap laughs. And although it is clear that the voice of ignorance is spoken through an well-meaning man, his irony doesn’t succeed, and it is the cheap laughs that shine the strongest, and the ugliest. Capurro should stick to what he does best – bouncing off the crowd and creating character impersonations are far more his forte than racist harangues.

Pleasance Dome, 3 – 29 Aug (not 16), 8.00pm (9.00pm), £8.00 – £10.50, fpp164.
tw rating 3/5