Mon 13th Jul 2020 at 8:00pm ends 9:00pm
Storytelling , Stand-Up Comedy
NextUp Comedy presents:
She is a regular performer on the UK and international comedy circuits. She has written for BBC Scotland, presented for BBC 6 Music, and has been a regular contributor to magazines and online sites including Diva, g3, Standard Issue and The Huffington Post.
Brister has written and performed six solo shows (Me My Mum & I, British(ish), Now & Then, Wishful Thinking, The Other One & MEANINGless) around the world, including at Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Norway Comedy Box Festival, Comedy Club Asia, Adelaide Festival and the Edinburgh Festival. She has toured extensively — with comedians Kerry Godliman, Francesca Martinez and Frankie Boyle among others — and will be supporting Romesh Ranganathan on his national tour from September.
★★★★-The Guardian, ★★★★-The Wee Review, ★★★★-Broadway Baby
Start Time: We recommend joining at 7:30pm (UK time) to ensure you’re set-up for an 8pm start. Each gig lasts around 50-60 minutes.
I get why audience microphones were encouraged to be switched on, but I don't need to hear other people chewing. The constant audience interjection (which seemed to mainly be friends of the organisers?) was unfunny, intrusive, and wasted about 20 minutes out of a one-hour show. It made the experience feel like being on the outside of a smug high-school clique with in-jokes. I could pay less than 9 pounds to sit in a pub and listen to the conversations on the next table and have just about the same amount of fun. I was so incredibly disappointed because I love Jess and Hench was the funniest thing I'd seen for years. This was rubbish though, through no fault of Jess herself.
Review left at 3:16pm on Wed 8th Jul 2020