Jordan Brookes: Body of Work

2017 EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD BEST SHOW NOMINEE

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 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. It enjoyed a twelve-night run at London’s Soho Theatre in November 2017, and returns once more in January 2018 for two final London performances.

Soho Theatre, London

Reviews

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

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

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

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

Venues / Tickets

JAN 29, 8.45PM; Soho Theatre, LONDON – Book Tickets
JAN 30, 8.45PM; Soho Theatre, LONDON – Book Tickets

NOV 9, 10PM; Soho Theatre, LONDON – Date Passed
NOV 10, 10PM; Soho Theatre, LONDON – Date Passed
NOV 11, 10PM; Soho Theatre, LONDON – Date Passed
NOV 14, 10PM; Soho Theatre, LONDON – Date Passed
NOV 15, 10PM; Soho Theatre, LONDON – Date Passed
NOV 16, 10PM; Soho Theatre, LONDON – Date Passed
NOV 20, 10PM; Soho Theatre, LONDON – Date Passed
NOV 21, 10PM; Soho Theatre, LONDON – Date Passed
NOV 22, 10PM; Soho Theatre, LONDON – Date Passed
NOV 23, 10PM; Soho Theatre, LONDON – Date Passed
NOV 24, 10PM; Soho Theatre, LONDON – Date Passed
NOV 25, 10PM; Soho Theatre, LONDON – SOLD OUT


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