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Charles Booth – We Cool? (Charles Booth / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Friday 16 August 2013

Charles Booth oozes charm and confidence; a suave character, but one that unfortunately is simply not as funny as I was hoping he would be. ‘Charles Booth: We Cool?’ is a character comedy show, with well constructed and performed characters. Booth uses accents to good effect, creating characters with the potential to be funny. There are glimmers of hope between the awkward laughs, but the simple fact is that his material is not good enough to sustain jokes for the full fifty-five minutes. I suspect Booth would be brilliant as part of a comedy group, but on his own he’s just not funny enough to compete with the big names. A rather painful hour, but one that does show potential.

The Dram House Upstairs, until 24 Aug (not 12, 19), 1.00pm.
tw rating 2/5 | [Alice Taylor]