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Spencer Brown (Spencer Brown)

By | Published on Saturday 23 August 2014

For a show advocating the rediscovery of innocence, Spencer Brown’s comedy show is at least 85% sex jokes. As he covers a range of subjects, from nipple-less women to his toddler’s nickname for his penis, the innuendos keep on coming. Nevertheless, Brown proposes that whilst we lose our child-like innocence as we grow up, this self-delusion and blissful optimism is revived when we fall in love. Which is quite sweet. This show started strong but, rather like a pre-pubescent who just woke up to their nakedness, lost its confidence along the way. Brown persistently commented on audience response to jokes; I’m fairly certain that asking the audience ‘Am I losing you?’ is the quickest way to do just that. Still: everyone likes sex jokes.

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Hannah Cutting]