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Glenn Cosby – Food Junkie (Brett Vincent for Get Comedy)

By | Published on Friday 22 August 2014

After reviewing comedy Chrises I turned my attention to cooks. Well, specifically bakers. Well, specifically cake-icers. Because in ‘Glenn Cosby: Food Junkie’ the icing on the cake is 50% of the show, as the one-time ‘Great British Bake Off’ contender talks you through a recipe for cake decoration while sharing his life-story. Neither recipe nor life-story would themselves a show make, but together it kind of works. Partly because of Cosby’s challenge of storytelling while simultaneously ensuring the eggs don’t get over-whisked. And partly because he’s such an affable guy; laughs maybe moderate, but you can’t help smiling throughout. Which makes your jaw ache. But you can get things moving again with the free cake distributed at the show’s conclusion.

Assembly Roxy, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Chris Cooke]