EDINBURGH 2018: BWW REVIEW: ROSIE JONES, Pleasance Courtyard
Rosie Jones greets her audience by offering a humbug as they enter the venue. I assumed that this would have some sort of connection to the show, but no- she's just being particularly welcoming and I think this is something more comedians should consider...
Jones introduces herself and remarks that she is a character comedian- a joke that links back to an experience she had before where an audience member thought that her cerebral palsy was part of the act.
Fifteen Minutes is about the first fifteen minutes after Rosie Jones' birth and how they had an impact on the rest of her life. Her unique brand of comedy addresses the things about disability that make people feel awkward and how Jones goes out of her way to make people feel even more awkward.
Fifteen Minutes is a well-structured show with lots of laughs balanced with a touching story. Rosie Jones is currently performing in the 'This' venue at the Pleasance Courtyard and I would highly recommend taking the opportunity to see her now before she's lost to the big venues!