‘Flannelette’ appears to be quite a personal show with many stories and jokes derived from Laura’s experiences. Her friendly enthusiasm and banter with the audience felt genuine as she engaged the crowd on issues including but not limited to, her love of Frasier. While we may disagree completely on the issue of sport, Laura’s material is relatable and is presented in a way that is accessible to the entire audience.
I had seen Laura perform at various comedy nights over the last year, so may have been spoiled on a small bit of the material. That said, I was impressed how she wove this material into a show that felt cohesive and natural.
Laura presents as a hard working and clever comedian. What may appear as a well timed off the cuff remark may indeed be excellent planning and timing on Laura’s behalf. The repetition and some of the cheekier punch lines in her set were particularly well done.
‘Flannelette’ felt unique, with Laura’s personal comedy style a highlight. As one of Hugging Comedians’ picks for the 2017 MICF, Laura did not disappoint!
Check out Laura Dunemann in all of the ‘Flannelette’ glory from 30 March to 23 April [no Mondays]. For more information and to book tickets, click here!
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