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Jem Brookes – Puntitled (Jem Brookes / Free Festival)

By | Published on Saturday 10 August 2013

The affably natured Jem Brookes sits on stage, swigging pints and spouting corny jokes. He looks so at home that the show seems reminiscent of an embarrassing dad proclaiming his best puns at a party. The quality of the gags varies greatly, as he bounces back and forth between smashing one-liners, groan-inducing puns, and collectively misunderstood jokes. ‘Puntitled’ is the stand-up equivalent of a whoopee cushion; not the most highbrow of entertainment, but nevertheless still capable of gaining the inevitable giggle. Like Brookes himself, the show is exactly what it says on the tin; puns, puns, and more puns. So grab a pint and get ready to groan.

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, until 25 Aug, 9.30pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Peter Dorman]