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Lauren Bok: Is That a Burrito in Your Pocket Or Are You Just Happy You Have A Burrito (Lauren Bok)

By | Published on Saturday 19 August 2017

Despite the show’s title, Lauren Bok starts by warning us that it won’t contain burritos. Unfortunately, it doesn’t contain much material that warrants more than a chuckle either. Interspersed with two mimes and a dance, Bok tells a few stories including ones about bumping into an ex with his new girlfriend, the nicknames we give our friends’ sexual partners and the death of her father. Few comedians offer something completely original, but the mark of a good stand-up is the ability to get laughs even when covering well-trodden ground. Bok’s need to point the microphone at the audience to encourage a response, and her long build-ups to underwhelming punchlines, merely highlight that she doesn’t quite have this ability yet.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Richard Levinson]