Janice Phayre – Original Review

Note: This review is from 2004

Review by Steve Bennett

A skilled actress, Phayre dominates the room through sheer force of personality, bursting onto the stage with an explosion of nervous energy.

Speaking a mile-to-the-minute, she breathlessly rattles through the usual icebreakers about the state of her hair and her Irish background before moving to the more personal: confessing that she has never had an orgasm with a man.

With energised, impish charm, she passionately describes, and mimes the reactions that news receives shrieking, like her compatriot Graham Norton, with mock-outrage at her own boldness.

Dissected, there isn't perhaps all that much to her material, but on the basis of her exciteable performance alone, she's simply a force to be reckoned with.

Review date: 1 Jul 2004
Reviewed by: Steve Bennett

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