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Jordan Brookes: The Making Of (Show And Tell)

By | Published on Saturday 27 August 2016

Jordan Brookes Ed2016

Jordan Brookes subverts traditional stand-up through sketch-based comedy and plenty of energetic, physical humour. Anyone can behave in a slightly eccentric way, but being genuinely funny with it is difficult; Brookes manages to strike a balance that has the audience hooked from the beginning. He gives us glimpses of his vulnerability, but shows us that, by acting out of character, he can deal with difficult situations. Unafraid of using long pauses and suspense, his comic timing is impeccable, as he flits around the stage dishing out punchlines you’ll never expect. He harbours the sensibilities of a teenager who’s never quite grown up, and he’s all the better for it.

Laughing Horse @ The Cellar Monkey, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Daisy Malt]