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Jake Farrell: Sky (Berk’s Nest)

By | Published on Saturday 27 August 2022

There’s lots to like in this show, in which the very likeable Jake Farrell talks about growing up in a working class family in Stevenage, and then subsequently returning to his hometown in the midst of the pandemic. However, the different stories he tells did feel a little disconnected at times. Of course, a stand-up show doesn’t need a narrative that runs throughout, but there seemed to be the makings of a good one here, it was just never fully realised. And more could definitely be pulled from the run ins with the titular Sky, a stress-inducing dog next door. But there was nevertheless plenty of charm and lots of laughs – and I even enjoyed the sudden Simon Amstell dissing in the middle, despite being (like, Farrell himself, I think) a big Amstell fan.  

Pleasance Courtyard, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Chris Cooke]