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Jack Barry: You Don’t Know Jack (Jack Barry)

By | Published on Tuesday 16 August 2016

Jack Barry Ed2016

All scrappy and skitty, London-based comedian Jack Barry returns to the Fringe. Barry is a frank and honest stand-up, brimming with nervous energy that instantly endears him to the crowd. The show focuses on the modern phenomenon of the quarter life crisis and, as a twenty-something, Barry wittily unpicks the subject engulfing his generation. His show has hits and misses but generally the laughs outweigh the quieter moments. Barry’s fluency in Chinese brings something different to his stand-up and is definitely material that’s ripe for expansion. However, as a comic who confesses that he can’t talk about ‘big issues’, Barry’s set lacks the substance needed to set him apart from other comedians at the Fringe.

Just The Tonic at The Mash House, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [John Sampson]