Reviewer: Mark McCulloch
Jo Caulfield, nominated as one of the ‘Funniest Women’ in 2010 by LAFTA brings her sell-out, standing room only show Cancel My Subscription to this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Caulfield, of Mock the Week, Have I Got News for You and Never Mind the Buzzcocks fametakesher audience on an hour long journey of jokes that have little to do with the title of the show (until the very end). Her intelligent observational comedy, quick mind and at times, sharp tongue cover a multitude of subjects, from the up-coming referendum, through Scottish humour to her husband, who features heavily even the audience are not spared in her act.
Caulfield plays with her audience, quickly establishing the mood of the room, she tries out her local material first but moves to more unifying jokes on the annoyances of everyday life; chatting on planes, onesies in supermarkets, being a commuter in the quiet coach. As the show comes to a close, the title of the show finally makes its appearance, but throughoutCaulfield is simply excellent, her comedy utterly relatable to us all.
Runs until 24th