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Jonny Pelham – Before And After (Feature Spot Productions Limited)

By | Published on Wednesday 26 August 2015

Jonny Pelham

At the seemingly rather insensitive insistence of the NHS, Jonny Pelham was induced to undergo a fairly major bout of invasive corrective commercial surgery to his face. If it feels like a long, hard trip from there to funny, this one time “second funniest student in Britain” can show you the way. The route is part rite of passage, as he reflects amusingly on how the experience affected his adolescent life. It’s not all gold though – some set-ups take an age for punchlines which weren’t really worth the trouble. A slight unevenness of tone and structure also causes a few good lines to fail. However, there are plenty of sharp lines, and a good – and funny – story worth hearing.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]