Jordan Brookes: Body of Work

Show and Tell presents

Jordan Brookes: Body of Work

  • Mon 29 and Tue 30 Jan 2018, 8.45pm
  • From £13 (£11)


‘Wildly entertaining stand-up that demolishes the conventions of comedy.’
★★★★ Guardian

NOMINEE: BEST SHOW 2017 Edinburgh Comedy Award

In August 2015 Jordan’s Nanna, Gwendoline Martha Brookes, passed away. She was 95. This show is a geuine attempt to pay tribute to her.

That can’t be the whole thing, can it? I thought Jordan Brookes did absurdist stuff? Like, bits that go on for ages and horrible physical stuff, daft faces, etc? Is he just going to talk about his Nan for an hour? Surely not.

Brookes’ third solo hour of high wire stand-up and absurdism started out at a Free Festival venue before transferring to the Pleasance Courtyard to become the word-of-mouth success story of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017.

Age Recommendation: 16+
Running Time: Approx 60mins

‘Compelling, mercurial, unconventional and smart, Brookes has produced one of the must-see shows of the Fringe.’
★★★★1/2 Chortle

‘Wildly entertaining stand-up that demolishes the conventions of comedy.’
★★★★ Guardian

‘Intense, insane and exceptional – an exhilarating hour… there is no comedic skill he can’t deploy.’
★★★★★ Skinny

‘A crazy, wonderful show – Brookes is a startlingly talented comedian.’
★★★★ Scotsman

‘A clever, but superbly dark hour of stand-up.’
★★★★ ThreeWeeks

‘A magnetic display – gamely playful, messing about with the conventions of mime, character and confessional comedy.’
★★★★ Fest Mag

‘Brookes bends the stand-up format until it shatters into tiny little pieces.’
★★★★ Beyond The Joke

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