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Sofie Hagen: Shimmer Shatter (Sofie Hagen / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Wednesday 10 August 2016

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“I hope you didn’t come wanting to be cheered up”, Sofie Hagen jokes near the end of her set, about love and rejection with a touch of mental illness, aka what Sofie Hagen does best. Hyper self-aware and enormously insightful, she weaves this year’s stories expertly in and out of each other with immense narrative talent, every arc and every joke crafted to perfection. Her masterful delivery often reflects her confident ownership of her own pain, and she’s brilliant at doing ‘creepy’ jokes without actually making people uncomfortable. No wonder she had to turn away about twice the room’s capacity at the door; word must be getting out that she’s one of the best comics you could hope to see.

Liquid Room Annexe, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Nina Keen]