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REVIEW: It’s Fraser Brown, I’m Afraid, Fraser Brown, EdFringe 2022 ★★★★☆

It’s Fraser Brown, I’m Afraid, is punchy, energetic and an excellent choice for any night of the week. There’s something here for everyone. Nothing is left unsaid from the high school bully turned PE teacher, happiness graph, to creepy relatives, and the horrors of dating. Fraser might not think he’s ready to let go and move on from these grudges, but there’s courage in turning back to face the past, and I’m so glad he did because it left us all hurting from laughter.

Fraser is quick with wit, relatable and keeps the audience engaged. At some point, most of us have questioned our existence, the impermanence of sadness and what it’s like to be bullied in high school. Fraser strings all these thoughts, ideas, and experiences together for one speedy hour of good ol’ stand-up comedy.

Fraser is young, full of energy and has so much potential, already making waves with this show. His comedic timing and delivery come naturally throughout, and it was delightful to watch him connect and interact with the audience. His ability to read the audience and improvise truthfully is lovely to be a part of. With a few more runs under his belt, this show’s flow and delivery will only continue to get better and better. Frasers’ honesty and charm make it easy to be a part of his introspective contemplations. 

If you want an invitation to laugh at your past and be reminded of the vulnerability of growing up, this is it. Not without a serious note or two, It’s Fraser Brown, I’m Afraid is somehow both a fusion of dark humour, high school nostalgia and a frank exploration of Frasers’ anxieties. Many I’m sure we can all relate to.

This wonderfully put-together stand-up deserves a visit. Grab a drink and a bunch of mates and join Fraser for a hilarious look back on our past selves.

Recommended drink: A pint of beer to ease those anxieties about the past and move into a future full of more and more laughs with Fraser.

Georgia Stone

Georgia has a dance and musical theatre background, with a strong interest in cabaret, theatre, shows with themes of sexual openness, exploration of gender and equality, coming of age, and anything that pushes the boundaries of live performance.

Festivals: EdFringe (2022-2023)
Pronouns: She/Her