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53 Minutes About 52 Sheep (Pustelnik and Bispebjerg Comedy Corner)

By | Published on Wednesday 21 August 2013

Despite the name, this show doesn’t actually have much to do with sheep. Instead, Danish comic Valdemar Pustelnik (a name he believes is responsible for making him “grow strong”) incorporates a range of comedy styles to both shock and entertain. He begins as a fairly likeable stand-up, discussing his frustrations with women, love of cake and lumberjack appearance; but then takes a rather steep turn, delivering one-liners that have the audience unsure of how the offensive and graphic material was meant to be relevant. Pustelnik is funny, but it seems he lacks the ability to carry off such dry jokes with excusable cheek. He’s talented at setting up gags, but the suspense is unnecessary when the punchline is barely noticeable.

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, until Aug 24, 1.15pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Grace Brennan]