Joe Wilkinson: My Mum's Called Stella and My Dad's Called Brian (2 stars)

Underpowered affair from BBC Three’s Him & Her

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This article is from 2011.

Joe Wilkinson: My Mum's Called Stella and My Dad's Called Brian

Bounding on stage with arms aloft, the loveable Wilkinson plays around with his front row for a bit before settling into the kind of underpowered affair you’d rightly be expecting having seen his work on BBC Three’s Him & Her and onstage in Two Episodes of MASH. A Fringe oven is possibly not the ideal place to see a show about a guy who had really good parents who failed to screw him up and so failed to provide him with traumatic material for a career in comedy. The irony is not altogether lost.

Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 28 Aug (not 17, 24), 5.45pm, £8.50–£9.50 (£7–£8).

This article is from 2011.

Joe Wilkinson: My Mum's Called Stella and My Dad's Called Brian

  • 2 stars

Award-winning stand-up comedian tells you in great detail that nothing has really ever happened to him. Or has it? Not really. ‘A natural gagsmith who looks so comfortable behind a mic that you would be forgiven for thinking that he had been doing it for decades’ (Guardian), ‘Clearly destined for greatness (Time Out), ’An…

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