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Anti-Clever (Jake Bourke)

By | Published on Monday 5 August 2013

There was a lot about this show that could have been better. Bourke seemed to fail to connect well with his audience, although this may have had something to do with the fact, revealed at the end of the set, that half of the people present had been expecting bingo, not stand-up. Although the prepared material was often interesting, it suffered in its delivery; anecdotes often trailed off into nothing, and an over-reliance on pauses left much of the remainder feeling stilted. The funniest moments by far were unprepared, a stand-out being Bourke’s description of a military flypast which briefly derailed the set as ‘the world’s most expensive heckle’. All of which leads me to wonder, maybe he should just try improv instead?

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, until 25 Aug, 6.45pm.
tw rating 2/5 | [Tom Bateman]