Unfortunately, this three piece act had dwindled to two by the time I saw their performance, however Jack Campbell and Robbie Ormrod were 100% funny enough to carry the show by themselves. These are two very talented young stand ups who I’ll be keeping an eye out for in the future.
Campbell began the show with his general good banter and excellent audience interaction. His material included loads of great stuff, from ex-girlfriends, to chat with the audience, to the sadness which is his degree (creative writing). All things that the audience could relate to, no matter what age they were. Campbell was just one of those comedians that had fun with his audience, but refrained from making anyone uncomfortable and had all round good humour and delivery.
Ormrod, too, was a top notch performer. Shorter, more bearded and just as funny as Campbell, Ormrod introduced some piano playing into his set, which really worked well for him. He worked less with audience interaction, but that didn’t hinder the performance at all, it instead gave variety to their show. Ormrod even managed to get a few chuckles of laughter from the previous comedian. That’s impressive; Campbell must have seen his material once a day every day for the past three weeks. To still raise a laugh from someone so familiar with your show is remarkable. Well done Ormrod.
All in all, a great show. Relaxed, friendly and funny, these two comedians were the best lunchtime comedy I had the privilege to see at this year’s Fringe.