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Jordan Brookes: Bleed (Fight In The Dog)

By | Published on Thursday 9 August 2018

Everything begins fairly benignly, the first third or so much more ‘normal’ than I’ve ever seen him, but it becomes apparent that this is all part of the act as he slowly descends into chaos. A break up because of a joke he used in his previous show consumes him, and the complexity of why it happened, and his trouble with relationships, seems a constant battle. He’s getting inside our heads, giving us a glimpse of what it’s like to be inside his. A clever trick is used to try to take us there, and it’s a headfuck in more ways than one. This is surreal concept comedy that doesn’t just push boundaries, it obliterates them – how it makes you feel is up to you.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Daisy Malt]