FRINGE – Jack Druce – Tuxedo Cat – 4K

7032_JackDruce-fringe_EFUL_GUIDEBy Peter Maddern

The likeable Jack Druce, with the Happy Days looks of Ron Howard and the jaws of a thoroughbred, opens with eschewing the usual banter of stand-up comedians and has the courage to stay there. Indeed his show is big on courage, especially with tales involving adventure travels.

But there is so much more to a show than that, especially as it covers fifteen minute railway journeys, stone fruit, hiking back in time, Gumtree and doves for sale for nothing! Throw in some references to Hemingway, Socrates and F Scott Fitzgerald and you are in for a ride.

For a young guy, this is a polished performance, with excellent audience interaction, complete control of his patter and no water bottle as a crutch. Indeed, beyond his own tales on the subject, in fact the most courageous part of Jack’s show is that he does dare to be different from the usual swill of boorish sex jokes and musings of a drop out with zero world experience.

But don’t let that in any way put you off – this is a funny show and you will thoroughly enjoy your hour under his spell.

Hold the line Jack.

Kryztoff Rating   4K

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