Jo Caulfield: Thinking Bad Thoughts (3 stars)

This article is from 2012

Jo Caulfield: Thinking Bad Thoughts

An accessible but overly safe let-down

Perhaps it is with a more mature audience in mind – a glance around the room suggests this may not be far off the mark – but there’s something very traditional about Edinburgh resident and Fringe veteran Jo Caulfield’s style of comedy. Returning once more, this time Thinking Bad Thoughts, Caulfield is able to talk marriage, careers and dating through sepia-tinted specs whilst ensuring that the show remains accessible to all.

Stylistically, her onstage persona is fairly reserved and brimming with semi-playful jibes towards individuals she has encountered in recent times with Aberdonians, the checkout girl at her local Morrisons and er, men, all being targeted.

Surprisingly for a stand-up performer with such a wealth of experience, the delivery of the show is at times something of a let-down as Caulfield struggles to get to grips with her routines. Minor errors aside however, the biting delivery of such fittingly cynical content presents the ideal opportunity to see the world through Jo Caulfield’s eyes.

The Stand, 558 7272, until 26 Aug, 8.15pm, £10 (£9).


Jo Caulfield - Thinking Bad Thoughts

  • 3 stars

Award-winning comedian asks: Why are drunken girlfriends so much fun? Who watches hotel pornography? What constitutes an airtight alibi? Is friendliness overrated? The answers are yours for the price of admission and your dignity. As featured on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Mock The Week, Have I Got News For You…

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