Tue 7th Jul 2020 at 8:00pm ends 9:00pm
Podcast, Storytelling , Stand-Up Comedy
NextUp Comedy presents:
Jess had a smasher of an Edinburgh run and first ever tour in 2017 and 2018 with her show The Silence of the Nans. In the last year she starred in Sharon Horgan’s Motherland on BBC 2 and is an episode guest lead in Series 5 of Cuckoo on BBC and Netflix in January 2019.
She hosts her own podcast 'Hoovering' all about eating which in less than a year has racked up nearly half a million downloads.
She’s also been the regular host for several years now of BBC R4 Extra’s Comedy Club in the closing hours of weeknights
★★★★-Chortle, ★★★★-The Guardian, ★★★★-The Times
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