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Jay Foreman’s Disgusting Songs For Revolting Children (And Other Funny Stories) (Ditto Productions)

By | Published on Wednesday 13 August 2014

Some of Jay Foreman’s songs really are truly disgusting and unpleasant, but, you know, if you know anything about kids, or even have one, you’ll know that they relish any mention of poo, wee, death or dismemberment by the time they are seven. Or is that just mine…? In any case, the comedian does a great job of entertaining his crowd, keeping the rowdier ones in line with a succession of fierce looks, offering songs and poetry that perhaps skirt a little closer to the bone than some parents might be comfortable with; yet, my fellow child-wranglers laughed happily, probably even louder than their enthralled kids. My daughter chortled delightedly throughout, and has already treated me to many a sketchy reprise.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Caro Moses]