In August 2015 Jordan’s Nanna, Gwendoline Martha Brookes, passed away. She was 95. This show is a genuine attempt to pay tribute to her.

That can’t be the whole thing, can it? I thought Brookes did absurdist stuff? Like, bits that go on for ages and horrible physical stuff, daft faces, etc? Is he just going to talk about his Nan for an hour? Surely not.

BODY OF WORK

(2017)

2017 LASTMINUTE.COM EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARD BEST SHOW NOMINEE

 

My third solo hour started out at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017 at a Free Festival venue before transferring to the Pleasance Courtyard, and finally to Soho Theatre in London later that year.

Praise for Body Of Work:

Winner of Comedian’s Comedian Chortle Awards 2018

‘Wildly entertaining stand-up that demolishes the conventions of comedy’

★★★★

The Guardian

‘A crazy, wonderful show – Brookes is a startlingly talented comedian’

★★★★

The Scotsman

‘A magnetic display – gamely playful, messing about with the conventions of mime, character and confessional comedy’

★★★★

Fest Mag