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First World Problems (Elena Kombou and Simon Caine / Free Festival)

By | Published on Sunday 11 August 2013

The real issue with addressing ‘first world problems’ is that they are by nature insignificant. Unfortunately, these two comics were unable to change that perception. Observational comedy should allow an audience to relate to the comedian’s woes, but when those trials and tribulations are described in such unimaginative fashion, the harsh reality is that nobody cares. Whilst they made an admirable effort to communicate with the unresponsive crowd, it couldn’t overcome the fact that their weak material was exacerbated by substandard delivery (reading jokes scrawled on your arm, really?). Though they may have ranted about the trivial frustrations that life threw their way, they were clearly oblivious to those thrown at the people sitting before them.

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, until 25 Aug, 2.45pm.
tw rating 2/5 | [Robert McGowan Stuart]