Ian Fox - Shutter Monkey (The Comedy Show With Pictures) - Free

Part of the Laughing Horse Free Festival, comedian and photographer Ian Fox delivers an hour of very amusing entertainment through a selection of photos. The show was charming, witty and most importantly, really quite original. Fox talked the audience through a series of photos that were projected around the room on plasma screens. The photos were of a wide range of things, from spotting his friend dressed as Where’s Wally in a crowd to pictures taken from underneath animal’s noses or people caught on the toilet.

Fox started off the show by telling the audience all the perfect ingredients to make the best photograph and then guided us step by step through some of his funniest photos: photos of people snapped unaware; photos taken from the top of people’s heads; or his speciality, photos of absolute nutters. I loved this aspect of the show; Fox guided us through a tour of cities around the UK with photographs of various sights and bizarre street performers.

Another quaint aspect of the show was what makes a photo typically British: an old couple sitting on a dreary beach eating ice creams and wearing socks and sandals. Fox’s delivery style is engaging and witty and makes him an extremely likeable narrator. His timing is perfect and doesn’t seem forced or over-rehearsed, though he still delivers witty one-liners. He makes the audience feel comfortable and builds up a great rapport with them throughout the show.

This show is delightful and definitely worth a watch, especially for free. It’s a great experience and Fox has tapped into a really brilliant, worthwhile idea.

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The Blurb

Forget typewriters. What would happen if you give an infinite number of monkeys a camera each? 'A wonderfully entertaining hour' **** (Comedy.co.uk). 'Funny, fascinating and engaging' (Copstick, Scotsman).

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