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Atella The Pun (Leo Kearse and Darren Walsh / Free Festival)

By | Published on Sunday 11 August 2013

The name of the show is about subtle as the jokes get, as Atella The Pun battles it out with Genghis Pun to be crowned the “pun master”. Both induced as many groans as they did laughs with their quick fire gags, but the entertainers were clearly enjoying themselves and this became infectious for the assembled crowd. A poor choice of guest, in the over-active Candy Gigi, meant the end of the show was a little flat, but the two main performers managed to pull it back with their pun battles, where the audience got to choose the topic they were riffing on. On the whole it was an enthusiastic and competent performance from two evidently funny people.

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, until 25 Aug (not 13, 20), 2.30pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Ian Freeman]