If you haven’t seen John-Luke before you should. His 2013 Edinburgh show “Broken Stand-Up” was one of the best shows we have seen in the last two years, albeit we did not see it until early 2014. It was nominated for and was runner-up for the Amused Moose Laughter Award.
So we were very keen to see his follow up ‘Stnad Up‘ – not a typo. There is much of the same deconstructive surreality, but taken to another level. Being in the front row we got the opportunity to get involved in some pretty unique audience interaction. Mind you the whole crowd here got involved at some point.
Some of last years show was still there but extended. Alan the Button was back as were the teeth. Everything was bloody funny, and the small but appreciative crowd, lapped it all up.
I don’t want to say too much about it as I don’t want to give anything away, but if you like your humour a bit different this is the show for you.
Carole and I had a discussion afterwards and John-Luke is now right up there in our handful of absolute favourite acts.
Simply superb and I would highly recommend this show for anyone in Edinburgh this year. Especially as there is still more to come for the final version. STNADING OVATION from us!
Some Fat Bloke and John- Luke Roberts