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In The Words Of Meat Loaf (Joe Fairbrother)

By | Published on Wednesday 14 August 2013

Joe Fairbrother is a talented actor with a natural aptitude for playing different personas; sadly this ability doesn’t extend to making any of them funny. His show lives or dies on audience participation and the fuzzy-haired, eccentric character comedian fails to amuse, instead providing an absurd, and at times hazy collection of different scenarios. With characters such as Stephen Lew, the zealous conspiracy theorist from Yorkshire, the audience end up confused by his jumbled script. At times, it feels like a list of utterly random trivia, and the facts fail to be supplemented with genuinely funny material. It seems that Fairbrother is performing a show for himself, rather than anyone else who might turn up.

Underbelly Bristo Square, until 26 Aug, 12.20pm.
tw rating 1/5 | [Shiv Das]