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Finalist in the 2006 Funny Women competition
Rosie Wilby: The Science of Sex - fringe 2009
Amiable Rosie Wilby is on a mission to educate us on the science of sex. Recently dumped by her girlfriend, she is on a quest to discover what makes us tick and why.
This is an assured performance and a beautifully polished and well-rehearsed show, but the laugh rate just isn’t quite up to the standard of her delivery. Although there are a couple of real knicker twisters some of the sections feel flaccid.
It is rare that I would endorse a heckler but in this performance the stereotypically stupid young man who decided that he could try and ‘turn’ Wilby straight did at least let her prove her talent in crowd control, which was a thing of real beauty.
Wilby takes us on a voyage through the varying sexual practices, stopping off to point out the vast differences in appetite between men and women, straight and gay. Some of the journey is incredibly scientific and hugely interesting and Wilby is so convincing that even when she deviates from the research and wanders into the obviously comedic, there is still a part of my brain that is convinced she is telling me the truth when she states there is added chocolate and shoes in the female version of a herbal Viagra.
Again she has me rapt when explaining why women sync up in a certain way, it is not until the tale gets so ridiculous it involves a Cavewoman named Maybelline that I realise that we have slipped of the strictly scientific route again.
She has a good eye for detail and when she does eventually find the funny she can really nail it. Sadly the groaners outweigh the screamers for the most part but despite the lack of consistently funny jokes there is consistently good delivery and the show is entertaining. Wilby will definitely be one to watch in the future.
|Date of live review: Friday 14th Aug, '09|
Review by Corry Shaw
Show - Edinburgh Fringe 2008 -
Trish Gant/Funny Women
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Show - Edinburgh Fringe 2006 -
I saw Rosie at Manchester Pride n she was very very funny.I laughed that much I cried. Will definitely go n see her again.(Especailly since she's rated 7th in the British LTA rankings).
Seen her show in 2009, worst I seen over the festival. Very rushed. Unable to control any the crowd, a total of 12 people. If you're looking for comedy, this isn't it. Would not recommend to anyone
Really liked Rosie's show - she's witty, sweet and charming. Have also heard her sing and her music has a lot of soul. Look forward to seeing more from this fine young lass
Rosie Wilby: Olympic Swingball Champion 2012
Edinburgh Fringe 2007
Edinburgh Fringe 2008
Rosie Wilby: I Am Nesia (The Science Of Errr..)
Edinburgh Fringe 2009
Rosie Wilby: The Science Of Sex
Edinburgh Fringe 2010
Rosie Wilby: Further Science Of Sex
Edinburgh Fringe 2011
Rosie's Pop Diary
Edinburgh Fringe 2012
Rosie Wilby: How (Not) To Make It In Britpop
Edinburgh Fringe 2013
Rosie Wilby: Is Monogamy Dead?
Misc live shows
Funny Women Final 2006