Brodi Snook: Handful
- Claire Sawers
- 5 August 2019
A tale of relationships with dark undercurrents
Beneath Brodi Snook's caustic, tough shell also beats a cold heart, or so she'd have us believe. Actually, it turns out that the comedian (originally from small town Western Australia but now based in London) is getting her head around some pretty complicated gender and relationship stuff while trying to be a feminist looking for love.
After giving some background on her family (we hear about her mum's fridge magnets and her dad's job as a detective in the drug squad), she shares a few Tinder disaster stories. So far, so normal, until she drops in that she was also the victim of a prolonged harassment case with a high-profile comedian. Suddenly her jokes take on new depth.
When a guy sexts her 'I want to do bad things to you', she replies with 'I want you to be prosecuted accordingly'. Her initial reaction to the incident with a former friend that turned sour when she didn't sleep with him was to put herself into 'self-imposed isolation', staying home having what she describes as a 'year-long panic attack'. Now she's ready again to make sassy jokes and self-respecting observations like 'women are not rehabilitation centres for broken men'.
Gilded Balloon Teviot, until 26 Aug (not 13), 8.15pm, £10–£11 (£9–£10).