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Jake Lambert: Liminal (Off The Kerb Productions Limited)

By | Published on Wednesday 17 August 2022

If you’re only going to see one epilepsy-themed stand-up show this year… is not necessarily a killer line for the poster. Let’s see if we can do better. He is a slight prisoner to the one-hour comedy prison that is the Fringe, and so we start with some stuff about football and American sports which, while amusing enough, is really a set-up for some later stuff about Capitol Hill that could be sharper. From a solid set of early audience banter to a layered set of gag-littered storytelling, littered with callbacks and layered punchlines, with emotional engagement throughout and particularly at the end, this is good stuff, well written (as he makes an elaborate meta-point of demonstrating) and delivered superbly.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 28 Aug. 
tw rating 4/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]