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Jen Brister (Jen Brister)

By | Published on Tuesday 13 August 2019

A mum of four-year-old twin boys, Jen Brister is worried they’ll become patriarchal enablers unaware of their privilege in life: they already treat her like a servant. It’s through this frame that she explores what privilege is and how we can take it for granted, while being open and honest about her own privileges and challenges (being a lesbian provides plenty of material here). A playful and physically expressive comic, her jokes are highly visceral at times, with a grotesque impersonation of journalist Toby Young being a particular highlight. Parenthood, white cis gendered men, the female anatomy and people who holiday in Dubai all come into the firing line, with Brister’s sharp wit keeping the audience in raptures at all times.

Monkey Barrel, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Daisy Malt]