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Rosie Jones: Fifteen Minutes

As a reviewer at a comedy festival who’s watching way too many shows for their own sanity, you fear you’re getting jaded and maybe that’s why you’re not laughing that much at what you’re seeing. Then, you go into a show, from which you’ve actually already seen some of the material being performed before, but even so, you can’t hold back the laughter. You’re happy you can still enjoy comedy and you realised there’s still wonderful shows out there.

Rosie Jones has an exquisitely written show in which she tells us about growing up with cerebral palsy and her sexuality. She wonders how different a person she might have been if she hadn’t been deprived of oxygen for the first fifteen minutes of her life and she tells us a bit about her annoyingly loving family.

Ironically for a slow talker, as she describes herself to be, Rosie’s timing is flawless and she impeccably delivers her material. As she acts out scenarios, you can see all the emotions portrayed in her face and body language. One of the finalists from the Funny Women Awards in 2016, Rosie isn’t afraid to lock eyes with the audience as she is telling them some pretty dark material.

The comedian is delightfully mean, a prick, in her own words, and the audience just loves her.

★★★★★

Catch an excerpt at Funny Women On The Fringe at 19:20 at the Blue Room, Assembly Rooms 21st August. For tickets and more information click here!

Rosie Jones: Fifteen Minutes is at the Pleasance Courtyard at 20:30 until 26th August. For tickets and more information click here!

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