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|Stand Up: 2005:
Edinburgh show: In My Darkest Hour
In My Darkest Hour
|Stand Up: 2001:
Won one of Canada's Gemini awards for his one-man show
|Stand Up: 1998:
Won the search for the best new Canadian comic run by Yuk Yuk's club
|Stand Up: 1996:
Shock comic Jason Rouse unleashes his ferocious, depraved vulgarity with such swaggering high energy, it’s hard not to be won over.
With bags of rebellious attitude, he cuts a charismatic figure, appealing especially to the tribe that his tattoos, piercings and metal chic so obviously mark him as a member of.
His spiky shtick is to say the supposedly unsayable, with a set full of the most fetid images and inappropriate lines that have dared crossed his diseased imagination.
For a while, this is a guilty pleasure, as he flirts shamelessly with taboos – aided by his compelling, pacy delivery. A subtle cheekiness also knocks the edge of some of the excesses, making it obvious this is only a game.
But the material does eventually wear thin. Once the pattern of ever-escalating degeneracy is established, the element of surprise is lost and the law of diminishing returns kicks in. The unpleasantness is relentless, and becomes ultimately tiresome – even more so when combined with his redundant reminders of just how controversial he is being.He’s surely serving his target constituency well, but more variety and surprises in the set would endear him to a wider audience – though some will never be swayed by such unredeemable filth, however impressively it’s told.
|Date of review: Mar 2005|
Friday 3rd Dec, '10-
Tuesday 1st Mar, '05-
Show - Edinburgh Fringe 2005 -
Jason is superb. Uncomprimisingly excellent. He has chosen his path and he sticks to it with true dedication. Michael McIntyre was afraid to follow him as recently as July 09 and rightly so. If you don't like Rouse, that's fine - it's a genre of humour that divides an audience but his characterizations and charisma make even the darkest of comedy accessible, which is a talent that few comics are brave enough to attempt. Comedy needs Rousers. He's a dying breed. Enjoy him before stand-up becomes as sanitized as the muzak industry.
I thought he was amazing - I would love to see more of him.
Saw him at the Glee late show in Birmingham and he was superb. He headlined and ended the night on a wonderful high. Great stuff.
I too caught him at Yuk Yuk's in Vancouver and was pleasantly surprised. I think for me, and particularly my core group of vulgar friends, Jason touched on what we always "joke" about anyways, but with his spin and courage to actually do it in front of a paid audience was what made it great. His act is original to say the least and I would definitely pay to see him again. ...but that's me.
Saw him @ Yuk Yuk's in Vancouver and was pleasantly offended. Not the brightest comic in the sky but damn good nonetheless. Definitely worth seeing at least once. Tastefully offensive.
I enjoyed Jason's act, he has some good material, but I'm afraid there's just no variation. It's almost as though he has a list of nouns above his bed to select at random and link with obscenities. Nun, fist, wheelchair...
Utter filth and depravity. And I loved it. Especially where he kep telling one of my friends he was going to take her into the woods and... well, he was great.
Just saw him for this first time in Belfast last night, so didn't have any expectations. Basically from the moment he came on stage until he left I cried with laughter. This guy is a genius. Yes the material is controversial, and you automatically feel condemned to hell for laughing, but its just too damn funny not to. He was like a breath of fresh air.