by Luisa De la Concha Montes
This stand-up comedy double-act options Jamie Lerner and Mariah Girouard, two People dwelling in Barcelona. The act begins with Mariah, who tells us about her disastrous relationship experiences, her crack-ridden city within the US, and the way cats and ladies have extra in frequent that we might imagine. Her supply is assured, balancing darkish jokes with foolish remarks in pure manner.
Jamie’s present is a bit totally different. She makes use of her ukulele to sing about ladies she hates (as a result of they’re prettier than hers), Jewishness and being bisexual. Her supply could be very assured and trustworthy, even accepting her defeat with pleasure when one in every of her new jokes provokes no laughter. She usually invitations the viewers to sing along with her, making a heat atmosphere the place we may let our guard down.
Nevertheless, a few of the questions she requested really feel a bit too direct, similar to “do you masturbate?” which can work for a Barcelona viewers, nevertheless it positively didn’t go down as easily with a small English one. Furthermore, a few of the transitions between joke and music are a bit pressured, as she at all times warns us earlier than beginning a brand new tune. This removes a few of the magic. As a substitute, she may simply launch herself into tune, shocking us.
Each acts work properly collectively, as they’re thematically comparable however totally different sufficient in execution
to not be repetitive. Nevertheless, the present’s promotional materials advised would carry out collectively relatively than individually, which is a bit deceptive. It might have been much more attention-grabbing for them to hitch one another in some unspecified time in the future or, not less than, reference one another’s jokes.
With stand-up comedy, a giant a part of its success depends on the viewers. Sadly, the venue was fairly empty at this explicit efficiency makes interplay a bit awkward at instances. Regardless of this, each performers take advantage of with what they’ve they usually nonetheless make us giggle.
Within the Sh*t runs by means of 25 Could.
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