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Dan Cook – Community Service (Mick Perrin Worldwide)

By | Published on Sunday 11 August 2013

For a show built around juvenile correction, Dan Cook certainly provided arresting comedy. Smart sketches, convincing acting and unconventional audience participation all contributed to a well thought-out set that was thoroughly enjoyable. Cook certainly has a future in comedy, a fact made evident throughout this effortless performance, which had the crowd roaring with laughter at times. Though  his silliness occasionally got the better of him, these sharply written sketches flowed well within the framing device. A particular highlight involved an obnoxious halfwit being punished for throwing a quiche at a dog – trust me, it makes perfect sense by the end. Casting off the shackles of mainstream sketch comedy, Cook’s humour took no prisoners.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 26 Aug (not 13), 4.30pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Robert McGowan Stuart]