Joseph Morpurgo: Soothing Sounds for Baby

Joseph Morpurgo
Pleasance Courtyard

Joseph Morpurgo

It is always difficult to write a review when you are part of an audience most of whom find a comedy show hilarious while you cannot understand why anyone is laughing.

Joseph Morpurgo sets out to be nerdy and succeeds. His show is structured around a cod episode of Desert Island Discs, seemingly involving the real Kirsty Young in voice over.

While Miss Young is trying to do her job, her guest attempts to tell a story about an affair with an older woman, whom he met in a record store.

Morpurgo also selects dozens of old fashioned records from 30-60 years ago and delivers his own commentaries, generally involving nonsensical statements and often silly voices.

There is also both individual and collective audience participation, which you may well love.

Reviewer: Philip Fisher

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