Winner and still holder of the 2019 Edinburgh Comedy Award, Jordan Brookes' marriage of stand-up and clowning is an absolutely extraordinary experience. He deftly walks a tightrope between frankness and insincerity, observing the observers, and mining material from the problem of self-reflection. And if you think that sounds pretentious you're going to love the rest... We talk about calling bullshit on emotional manipulation, his slow climb back to normality after a youth inflected with OCD and depression, as well as the seductive narrative of victimhood.... Also, seducing your mum.
Published: 6th February 2021. Length: 79 minutes.