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Olaf Falafel: Knitting With Maracas (Olaf Falafel)

By | Published on Tuesday 6 August 2019

Olaf Falafel is a self-confessed idiot. He likes to milk an introduction, he likes a good whirl and he sweats buckets during this effervescent performance. It’s safe to say his shows are rammed with eccentric, absurdist behaviour, if a little predictable at times. ‘Knitting With Maracas’ doesn’t actually feature such a prop, but it is prop-heavy, which massively aids the Swedish comic’s stupendous exhibition of crowd interaction. If this show wholly relied on these exchanges with the audience, then Mr. Falafel would probably be onto a winner. Instead, he attempts to interject daft one-liners, muting an audience that had been unanimously laughing only 30 seconds previously. Still, you can’t fault his ambition and charisma.

Laughing Horse at The Pear Tree, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Kieran Scott]