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Joe Munrow – Jazz Monkey (Joe Munrow/Free Festival)

By | Published on Sunday 4 August 2013

Self-professed badger-sceptic Joe Munrow has the unenviable task of kick-starting the day at The Free Sisters; his audience are still rubbing sleep from their eyes as he cheerfully engages them on topics from feminism to the surreal crises of a menagerie of comic animals. In the hands of a less earnest comedian, this could’ve fallen flat, but Munrow’s gentle enthusiasm and charm are infectious. The wit and responsiveness sharpened in dingy comedy clubs is all the brighter in the harsh light of morning, and the material is flexible enough for him to riff and interact. Acute comic instincts and an amiable rapport with punters combine in the ideal appetizer for a day of Fringe comedy. Contains neither jazz nor monkeys.

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, until 25 Aug, 11.00am
tw rating 4/5 | [Joe Abel]