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A FEW GOOD JEN

Comedy

Venue:Espionage, 4 India Buildings (Entrances on Victoria Street and Cowgate) Edinburgh EH1 2EX
Phone: 0131 4777 007
Links: Click Here for venue details, Click here for map
Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: Kasbar
AUG 2-26 at 16:00 (60 min)
 
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Multi Award-winning Welsh comedian, Jenny Collier, returns with a brand new hour of stand up.
After a sellout 2017 run, a smattering of European gigs and another year of performing all over the UK, she's back and gooder than ever.
‘Brilliant ...Infectious to watch and a joy to behold ****’ Arts Award Voice
‘Unlike any other comedian *****’ Edfest Mag
'Joyously liberating' - The List
'Very funny' - Time Out


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August 15, 2018  The Skinny
Jenny Collier's dark sense of humour shines the best light in her latest hour.

A Few Good Jen sees Jenny Collier return to the Fringe with more tales of modern London life, her self-proclaimed disastrous love life, and the everyday problems being a comic bring her. Collier's ongoing mission to find a London-based home that isn’t entirely toxic and borderline uninhabitable will hit home to any Londoner and city-based audience members alike. Equally, run-ins with family, which paint her as an unsuccessful mess, will ring true with the same crowds.

Collier doesn’t stray too far from her natural inclination for storytelling which pins the show together. When she does, her slightly oddball personality and dark sense of humour bring a freshness to the show, which sometimes risks stagnation due to the familiarity of its topics. It’s the more weird and questionable moments on stage that draws the audience into her world and what makes her a more distinguishable act from others – her bizarre misunderstandings with doctors are terrifically terrible.

What is most impressive about Collier is that she refrains from creating a sense of hierarchy in the room levelling herself on par with her audience at all times. Her maniacal stories are always enjoyable even if they don’t always get huge laughs, placing Collier in a hurricane of mess, not always (but mostly) of her own creation. Click Here

August 9, 2018  One4Review
Some of this show was quite scatological, which didn’t quite match up with most of the audience, who were probably expecting comedy to match how Jen looks, which is innocuous and safe. This is a shame because Jen has an ear for the explicitly and graphically funny and deserves an audience who will fully appreciate her. I particularly, particularly, enjoyed the part that ended with a facial expression and the words ‘mine looks like this’.

Jen posits the show as an antidote to smug social media content about perfect lives, and offers up some of the things that have happened to her to remind us that even if the marketing makes it look wonderful, the balance of probability means it won’t all be good. The show starts with relatively temperate disasters and progresses to be more explicit.

Jen is a personable comic who made the most of the few pockets of enthusiasm in the audience. It’s not a show of profundity or deep thought, but it is extremely good at being what it is: moderately icky humour delivered by a charming and competent comic. Click Here

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