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It’s Fraser Brown – I’m Afraid

By | Published on Saturday 27 August 2022

Fraser Brown’s best lines are his deliberately contentious lines. He acknowledges that they’re contentious a few times, reassuring us that they are only there for comedic effect. I’d be happy for those reassurances to be more implied than stated, although – you know – maybe at this year’s Festival more explicit reassurances are required. The life experiences he pulls from generally confirm Brown’s relative youth, though his audience seemed pretty youthful too, and he still has plenty of interesting things to say and genuinely funny observations to share whatever your age. You sense he might still be experimenting a little with what kind of stand-up he wants to be, switching between styles as the routine progresses, though it’s a fine experiment to be part of, and one to definitely follow in the years ahead. 

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Chris Cooke]