Tucked away in the quaint Cafe On The Square, book lovers came together to celebrate all things bookish with the light-hearted Fringe performance, A Bookish Comedy Show. The venue was perfect for the event with its artsy themes and delicate decor, and being so well tucked away it felt like entering another world – just like when you read a good book!
Host, George Dimarelos manages to charm the audience with his fun and gawky personality, as well as maintaining the bookish theme of the night through his jokes and conversation between comedians. The show is made personal in the way he interacts with the audience and includes everybody in the show.
The show is made up of two guest comedians who present hilarious anecdotes to the audience based on their experiences with literature. Between the comedians, George Dimarelos hosts fun book-based quizzes for the audience to show off their bookish knowledge and win bookmarks!
Aidan ‘Taco’ Jones was the first comedian of the night, and made everybody laugh with his strong stage presence and honest humour. He told a story which managed to be both hilarious and heart-wrenching, based in a time when he was typing out his all time favourite novel, 1984.
The second comedian of the night was Lewis Garnham, who told hilariously creative stories which wound up and entertained the audience. His performance was somewhat off though – but this turned out to be because his former high school teacher was in the audience! He did however, manage to work through the giggles and give a fun performance.
Although A Bookish Comedy Show’s season has ended for this year, comedians Aidan ‘Taco’ Jones and Lewis Garnham still have Fringe shows in Gluttony and in The Garden of Unearthly Delights, so be sure to grab your tickets and see these hilarious men perform in their elements!
Words by Elisabeth Marie