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Nina Conti – In Your Face (PBJ)

By | Published on Sunday 16 August 2015


Nina Conti uses improvisation to create a different comedy experience every night. She also uses half-face masks which, when placed upon the faces of willing audience members, allows Conti to use her considerable ventriloquist skills to create comic characters. Her style of comedy is innovative and an enormous amount of fun for participants, but no one enjoys it more than Conti herself. The audience participation is limited to those in the front row, and while this allows for some amusing moments – at one point Conti unknowingly picks out a friend of her father’s – it isolates the rest of us from the fun. This show is entertaining but limited in terms of its appeal to a large crowd.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Vicki Baron]