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JoJo Bellini: Crash-Bang Cabaret! (JoJo Bellini / The Stand Comedy Club)

By | Published on Thursday 17 August 2017

Kink, car crashes, soulmates, cucumbers – a lot gets examined by JoJo Bellini, through a classic mixture of sexy songs and stories, in an hour that zips pleasantly by and will leave you smiling. It’s got a delightful range to it – a moment of unexpected emotional tenderness moved one audience member to tears; the sequence with the aforementioned cucumber was so wilfully disgusting even the show’s tech couldn’t bear to watch; and when I was pulled onstage for the rousing finale I could see the enormous grins first-hand. After her debilitating car accident, Bellini was told by a doctor she wouldn’t be walking by this point. Well, she’s not only walking, she’s dancing too, and it’s inspiring to watch.

The Stand Comedy Club 2, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Jon Stapley]