Eleanor Conway's Walk of Shame

Eleanor Conway’s basic style involves storytelling based on her own life events. Lucky for us, Conway’s had a life so exciting that it wouldn’t be entirely out of place as a bio-drama rather than a stand-up set. She speaks of her involvement with Asian gangs, drugs and sex with married men. Although the performance contained some rather awkward attempts at audience interaction, the material itself was fresh and funny.

A charismatic woman with a charm and energy that you just can’t learn.

The show was incredibly brave and self-exposing. Eleanor Conway bears all to a room full of strangers in spectacular fashion. She discusses her previous drug and alcohol habits resulting in some pretty bizarre, yet side-splitting anecdotes. She has now succeeded in two years sobriety giving a really positive and uplifting message about overcoming your individual personal struggles.

Overall her jokes were well-delivered and the audiences lapped up her blunt style. There were even a couple of cheeky well-placed puns. The boundaries were pushed at one point with the inclusion of a rape gag, potentially crossing the line and resulting in a fairly uncomfortable moment in the room. Fortunately that didn’t last for very long and she quickly moved back into her regular – sometimes dark – but genuinely funny style.

A charismatic woman with a charm and energy that you just can’t learn, Eleanor Conway really is one to watch out for. She may not yet be the master of her trade yet but that just goes to show how funny this apprentice is going to become. 

Reviews by Gillian Bain

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The Blurb

Ferocious clubber and party girl Eleanor Conway spent her 20s partying around the world as a music journalist. She's worked for the Chinese mafia, made hardcore porn and Tindered her way through most of London. Now sober from alcohol and substances she's failing to find moderation and meaning. What is life without something that makes you feel good? A stand-up debut about addiction, porn, sex, drugs, drink and all the stuff you’re supposed to know by Tinder age 31.