Rose Matafeo Is Finally Dead (Berk’s Nest and Pleasance)
By Patricia-Ann Young | Published on Saturday 13 August 2016
Rose Matafeo, who has a fear of dying, has organised her own funeral. But thankfully, for a show about death, her material feels really fresh. Matafeo is a real millennial comedian, and that’s meant as the highest compliment. It’s not that her comedy is inaccessible for other ages, it’s just that the off-kilter, weird humour, mixed with continuous pop culture references, makes the show feel very much like the kind of comedy loved and shared by the online generation. Her strongest material is when she plays with music cues, especially an 80s movie montage about the struggles of trying on clothes in fitting rooms. A really fun, and funny, hour of comedy, just try to make sure you don’t die laughing.
Pleasance Courtyard, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Patricia-Ann Young]