Rachel Fairburn – Original Review | Review by Steve Bennett

Rachel Fairburn – Original Review

Note: This review is from 2008

Review by Steve Bennett

Newcomer Rachel Fairburn has oodles of charm, if not yet the rock-solid jokes to back it up. She’s sweet, amiable and engaging, mixing vulnerable naivity, which she then subverts by talking at length about serial killers.

Away from this she kept on telling us how immature she was, but not very convincingly. A comic shouldn’t have to tell us explicitly what they are like – it should come out naturally in the material or her persona.

This niggle aside, Fairburn does employ some nifty turns of phrase and is broadly enjoyable, but lacks the killer instinct for the punchline.

Review date: 27 Oct 2008
Reviewed by: Steve Bennett

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