Body Of Work
2017 LASTMINUTE.COM 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.
“Wildly entertaining stand-up that demolishes the conventions of comedy” **** The Guardian
“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