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Jack Barry: High Treason (Berk’s Nest in association with Avalon Management)

By | Published on Tuesday 15 August 2017

There’s some inconsistency between legal and public policy approaches to some drugs (eg, alcohol) compared to others (y’know, those nasty illegal ones). The attendant legislative and social hypocrisies throw up a whole range of questions and conflicts. Jack Barry sets out some of these arguments, in engaging style, through anecdote and analogy – some sharp and biting, some purposefully silly. Only thing is, he’s a very long way from being the first comic to point any of this stuff out. So, whilst it’s entertaining and amusing, well enough delivered and certainly a subject worthy of continuing discussion, it’s not quite the radical polemic that the presentation or the show title would suggest.

Just The Tonic at the Mash House, until 27 Aug
tw rating 3/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]