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Julio Torres: My Favourite Shapes (Rabbit Rabbit)

By | Published on Sunday 27 August 2017

What people find funny is, of course, subjective, and of all the shows I’ve reviewed this year nowhere was this more evident than in El Salvador comedian Julio Torres’s debut show. I don’t think I even chuckled once during the hour, but many around me were laughing throughout. Torres spends the show showing us various shapes (starting with a square and moving onto more complex objects) on a screen he has connected to his iPhone camera, talking a bit about each one. Much of his patter is surreal or absurdist, which did amuse about half of the audience but, for the rest, his slow delivery and flights of fantasy meant this felt like a long and somewhat bewildering hour.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Richard Levinson]