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Rowena Haley: Three Chords And The Truth (Rowena Haley / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Sunday 14 August 2016

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Opening with a song about the destruction of a friendship after sharing too much information, it seemed like we were off to a promising start. Rowena Haley quips about hen parties, weddings and a recent trip to the Deep South but, beyond the initial amusement, the lack of depth to any of this social commentary meant that she often just descended into bitterness without the humour. After a pop at the overweight came “I can make fun of fat people because the Boots machine says I’m obese,” which summed up what was wrong with her set – it’s 2016 and shaming people for laughs doesn’t sit well with me. Haley can write a fun song but the stand-up in between was lacklustre.

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tw rating 2/5 | [Daisy Malt]