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Joe Bor Is Jasper Cromwell Jones

By | Published on Monday 12 August 2013

Joe Bor makes a welcome return to the Festival, this time poking fun at obscenely wealthy youngsters. He plays the part of a spoiled toff very well and ensures there are plenty of amusing references to his privileged upbringing. The focus is mainly on the character’s mountaineering attempts, and to that effect he supplements his stand-up with great props and a couple of clips of the character seemingly atop mountains, which effectively keep the audience engaged; a few more videos would have been welcome, in fact. Joe was consistently funny throughout, and, although he relied a little too much on the repetition of jokes, his delivery was perfectly honed. A couple of quickly improvised gags helped further endear him to the crowd. A highly polished performance.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, until 26 Aug (not 7, 14 Aug), 7.00pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Ian Freeman]