It really is a difficult thing to judge a show when you are one third of the audience, and the other two members are a flyerer and their mate. What can’t be faulted is Mark Restuccia’s willingness to put on a show, despite the tiny crowd. Mark was energetic, friendly, and delighted that at least us three had come along!
Unfortunately for him, it was impossible to build any sort of comedic momentum, and so jokes that could have been very funny had the room been filled with laughter, just didn’t have the same magic with our meager chuckles.
Room for improvement and enough talent to suggest the show will go from strength to strength over the course of the run. But this is what the Fringe is all about, taking a punt on something (performers and audience alike), and enjoying it in whatever form it comes.
Words: Georgia Jones
Mark Restuccia – Stooch Club, Just the Tonic at The Mash House, Jul 31 – Aug 24 (not 12), 19:00