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Pretending Things Are a C*ck (2hoots Productions / Free Festival)

By | Published on Wednesday 13 August 2014

The premise of this show is funny: a guy travels around the world for years, taking photos of things in positions that make them look like his cock. But that’s pretty much the only joke of the hour-long set. Long periods are spent looking at a slide-show of the thousands of pictures he’s taken, some of which are momentarily funny, but the tedium of repetition left this reviewer’s eyelids heavy. Jon Bennett tried to spice things up by telling stories about some of the pictures, but ended up just taking the audience through long-winded and dull narratives about travelling – and how weird his family are – that had no real punchlines. Sadly, this show was half-cocked.

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 1/5 | [Tom Bragg]