Jason Cook’s “Broken” is a classic stand-up show, he shares the trouble of a man of his ages, being married and the perils of being a father.
The show is a bit rough around the edges in terms of construction but this is only a minor thing and I’m sure as time goes on with the show it will become slicker.
The opening audience interaction is enjoyable, with the audience not giving him much to go from he is able to create characters within the audience of which he refers back to later on. This is all done with kindness and sets the tone for the whole show (of which is calm and happy).
You will hear stories which many of the audience are able to relate to, especially the Centre Parcs saga. The whole subject matter of the show is the most human I’ve seen this year so if you’re looking for this sort of show then this is your best bet.
This isn’t part of the review but at the end he paid his respects to the passing of Robin Williams in a very subtle way and made the audience tear up – this was a very delicate way of remembering the great comedian.
You can catch “Jason Cook Broken” at the Pleasance Dome at 17:40 until August 24th (not Mondays). Tickets can be purchased here.