FRINGE REVIEW – Jimeoin: Lovely

*****

You would never have guessed that the Fringe was coming to a close, as tonight’s performance from Jimeoin seemed fresh and inspired. Playing to a packed room in the Spiegeltent, Jimeoin delivered a creative set, as his show, Lovely, had the audience comparing their own experiences against his interpretation of day-to-day, mundane events.

Jimeoin’s unique style of comedy culminated in a mix of relatable anecdotes, homing in on everyday activities and their potential for comedic results, peppered with a serious of incomparable facial expressions. It’s a rare sight to see a comedian  make the audience laugh with merely a contortion of the face, or slant of the lip. His ability to map out such expressions to match certain situations, resulted in a momentous cackle throughout the room, as the audience reflected on their own similar facial spasms.

At its roots, this comedy show is a very enjoyable way to spend an hour of an evening. Teaming observational comedy with physical comedy, this show delivered something a little different to other comedy performances. Like the professional that he is, Jimeoin managed the stage well, with a clear presence throughout, resulting in an audience that were engaged and ready for the next laugh, as he delivered his entertaining set. Having laughed along with the rest of the spectators, this is a show I would happily recommend.

By Chiara Pannozzo

Until 29 August, 21:00 (22:00) Assembly George Square, Spiegeltent

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