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Sarah Kendall – Touchdown (Mick Perrin Worldwide in association with PBJ Management)

By | Published on Wednesday 20 August 2014

Sarah Kendall starts strong, with a foul mouthed intro which neatly establishes the theme of her show and sets up a couple of robustly amusing running jokes. Focusing on a series of seminal teenage moments, Kendall’s set has decent laughs and she brings the audience along with her, even those too young to get the eighties references. However, the high school memories are recalled in too much nostalgia-tinted detail and the punchlines lose their punch around the middle of the show. The serious finale is well handled by Kendall but, because of the slow middle, the end result is more melancholic than devastating or cathartic. Well-crafted and generally funny, ‘Touchdown’ just isn’t quite sharp enough to be great.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Andrew Bell]