2017 Edinburgh Fringe

Jordan Brookes: Body of Work

  • Comedy (60 minutes)
Jordan Brookes: Body of Work. Jordan Brookes

In August 2015 Jordan's Nanna, Gwendoline Martha Brookes, passed away. She was 95. This show is a genuine attempt to pay tribute to her. That can't be the whole thing can it? I thought Brookes did absurdist stuff? Like bits that go on for ages and horrible physical stuff, daft faces, spitting down himself etc? Is he just going to talk about his Nan for an hour? Surely not. 'A breathtaking, hugely original hour' ***** (Fest). 'Funny and surprising... see Brookes fast before word of mouth fills every seat' **** (Scotsman). ***** (Metro). **** (Chortle.co.uk).



Date Time Venue
3rd Aug 18.15 Finnegan's Wake
4th Aug 18.15 Finnegan's Wake
5th Aug 18.15 Finnegan's Wake
6th Aug 18.15 Finnegan's Wake
7th Aug 18.15 Finnegan's Wake
8th Aug 18.15 Finnegan's Wake
9th Aug 18.15 Finnegan's Wake
10th Aug 18.15 Finnegan's Wake
11th Aug 18.15 Finnegan's Wake
12th Aug 18.15 Finnegan's Wake
13th Aug 18.15 Finnegan's Wake
15th Aug 23.00 Pleasance Courtyard
16th Aug 23.00 Pleasance Courtyard
17th Aug 23.00 Pleasance Courtyard
18th Aug 23.00 Pleasance Courtyard
19th Aug 23.00 Pleasance Courtyard
20th Aug 23.00 Pleasance Courtyard
21st Aug 23.00 Pleasance Courtyard
22nd Aug 23.00 Pleasance Courtyard
23rd Aug 23.00 Pleasance Courtyard
24th Aug 23.00 Pleasance Courtyard
25th Aug 23.00 Pleasance Courtyard
26th Aug 23.00 Pleasance Courtyard
27th Aug 23.00 Pleasance Courtyard

British Comedy Guide recommendation

Someone needs to invent a new descriptor so we can correctly label the work of Jordan Brookes. It's not stand-up, it's not acting... his show, which sees him stalking around his small room, is somewhere in the middle. What we can be clear on is that it's captivating, bold, different and definitely worth a look.


Press articles

Edinburgh festival 2017 - in pictures

Moon dances, chaotic comedy and a hymn to envy.

Murdo MacLeod, The Guardian, 26th August 2017

Three To See on 27 Aug

Three recommended shows to see on Sunday 27 Aug...

ThreeWeeks, 26th August 2017

Laugh Out London's Edinburgh Fringe comedy awards 2017

It's that time again. The fringe is almost over. The pubs of Edinburgh can go back to being pubs, Lee Nelson's face can stop blocking the view of Edinburgh Castle and the Edinburgh recycling plant will be busy turning flyers into mulch. So without further a do lets give out the least prestigious awards of the year, the Laugh Out London Comedy awards (or the LOLies)...

Laugh Out London, 25th August 2017

Edinburgh Comedy Awards shortlist 2017

The nominations for the Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2017 have been announced.

British Comedy Guide, 23rd August 2017

#LetsSellThisGigOut 4-15

Michael Legge will be bloody cross if you don't go to THESE shows at THESE times. Follow #LetsSellThisGigOut. Listen if you want to live.

Michael Legge, FringePig, 7th August 2017

100 of the best ever jokes & one-liners from the Fringe

For a taste of what to expect, we've put together a rather epic list of some of the best jokes and one-liners that have had audiences giggling in the Scottish capital over recent years.

i Newspaper, 4th August 2017

Fringe 2017 - Body of Work

In August 2015, Jordan's Nanna (Gwendoline Martha Brookes) passed away at the age of 95. She was the first person to spark Jordan's imagination, who encouraged him to believe in magic and wonderment, and taught him that there is goodness in this confusing world. Body of Work is a genuine attempt to pay tribute to her.

The Edinburgh Reporter, 3rd August 2017

Fringe: the best comedy shows to watch this year

The Edinburgh Fringe kicks off on August 4, with previews from August 2. Here's our pick of this year's comedy line-up. (For tickets, visit tickets.edfringe.com).

Veronica Lee, The Telegraph, 29th July 2017

The best theatre, comedy and dance to see this year

Edinburgh Fringe kicks off next week - if you're heading up, these are our highlights.

Laura Freeman, Veronica Lee and Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard, 28th July 2017

#EdFringe17 Comedy Q&A: Jordan Brookes

Body of Work is a genuine attempt by Jordan Brookes to pay tribute to his relationship with his nan. We fired a Q&A over to Jordan for more details...

Martin Walker, Broadway Baby, 19th July 2017

17 free comedy recommendations for the Edinburgh Fringe

We've compiled some of the best free comedy shows at the Edinburgh Festival 2017 in this handy list below. Although they may be free to get in, there is always the option to donate at the end.

Laugh Out London, 10th July 2017

Laugh a minute: Edinburgh festival's 2017 comedy lineup

Sara Pascoe looks at life after a breakup, Trygve Wakenshaw brings his baby on stage, and Alexei Sayle, Ruby Wax and talkshow king Craig Ferguson all return to the fringe this year.

Brian Logan, The Guardian, 8th June 2017


This show moved from the Free Fringe to the Pleasance mid-way through its run.

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