Jennifer Coolidge (3 stars)

This article is from 2010

Jennifer Coolidge

A CV full of amusing titbits

Tottering on stage in a tight blue dress and heels that are usually only seen on the Fringe at burlesque cabarets or ladyboys gigs, Jennifer Coolidge is here to tell us that she is sick of LA. Hell, she might even decamp to the UK. Implausible as that seems, she’d just be coming for the men, given that she finds the homeless guy outside her hotel ravishing.

The Coolidge voice is a bizarre amalgam of Cary Grant and Marilyn Monroe and she wields it to cut swathes through the current crop of showbiz stars from Paris Hilton, Brazilian supermodel Gisele and Renée Zellweger, while reserving special vitriol for the female stars of yesteryear who go hell for leather in denying their face has ever met a plastic surgeon’s scalpel. As an hour of stand-up this is paltry fare. Better to view it as the most inappropriately hilarious job interview ever with an effervescent candidate revealing too many details of her salacious CV.

Assembly Rooms, 623 3030, until 29 Aug (not 24), 8.15pm, £12–£14 (£11–£13).

Jennifer Coolidge - Yours for the Night

  • 3 stars

Comic movie star Jennifer Coolidge is best known for performances in films 'Legally Blonde', 'American Pie' and 'Best in Show', Coolidge commands the stage in this outrageous, hilarious and sometimes shockingly funny show. Her unique and twisted point of view takes on pop culture, show business, sex, men and yes, even…