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Jessica Fostekew: Wench 

By | Published on Monday 22 August 2022

‘Wench’ is best when it’s at its weirdest and queerest. Jessica Fostekew covers sexuality and coming out in her 30s, plus revisiting staples of previous show ‘Hench’: bodies, feminism and funny things her son does. There’s a lot to love: a what-to-do-with-pubes routine is hilariously delivered with the panache and pace of a comic at the top of her game. Her cat impressions exemplify her mastery of facial expressions. The what-two-women-do-in-bed punchline is impeccably silly. A section about millennial ageing begins well, with a ridiculous-yet-relatable bit about public weeing, but she begins to sound like the boomer she dreads becoming when she describes tofu as tasteless, refers to grime as young music, and makes an ill-advised cultural appropriation joke.

Monkey Barrel Comedy, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Bizz Holmes]