Wisebowm: The Struggle Is Real

Wisebowm satirises middle-class culture with his intriguing rap musical.

Wisebowm: The Struggle Is Real

Wisebown, urban poet, demonstrates his lyrical and comedic talents in this pseudo musical. His parodies of modern classics like '9 to 5' were effective and generally accessible, if a little contrived. These fit perfectly into his somewhat confusing family-style of comedy. It came across as though a producer had told him to make his comedy accessible to a wider audience by saying gluten instead of drugs. This did have comic merit, but not as much as intended.

The narrative given was interesting if a little sparse. The precisely rehearsed audio cues allowed for some fast-paced comedic sections. However, this did not make up for the lack of content, which resulted in a dissatisfying conclusion.

Making rap music family-friendly is a respectable feat, and his stage presence was impressive. Wisebowm is clearly an artist with a large amount of potential. However, this was not entirely captured in his performance.

I would not deter any punter looking for some light comedy at 1:45pm from watching this show. The experience is well-paced and without any drops in humour. However, the ending was nothing short of disappointing, which detracts from the overall performance.

For tickets and more information visit the Ed Fringe website.


Thomas  Compton

Thomas Compton Local Reporter

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