ED2013 5/5 Reviews ED2013 Comedy Reviews

Rhys James Prepares (Rhys James / Free Festival)

By | Published on Sunday 11 August 2013

Rhys James is a ‘well-spoken’ young man who didn’t put a foot wrong. In this set, James covered a lot of ground, moving from C.S. Lewis to poetry, via love, loss and adolescent trauma. His anecdotes deftly deflated his own ego, with tales of bullying at school and romance on the tube displaying insecurities that belied the effortlessly confident way he addressed his audience. James’ performance showed huge flexibility, turning his relative inexperience to his advantage by subtly mocking the perceptions of young people and comedy in an entertaining section on ‘big issues’. See this show, because by the time next year’s fringe rolls around, you’ll wish you’d seen Rhys James while the tickets were still free.

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, until 26 Aug (not 13), 5.25pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Tom Bateman]