An aspiring young comedian from Exeter based in Bristol, Charlie Barnes posseses an insightful look on life and a tendency to rant. He wears a hat and he will be sarcastic for food.
Charlie Barnes wore a hat (a greatly under-used item of clothing) and started off on his ‘terrible life so far’, which rather reminded me of Frankie Boyle. Although Charlie didn’t go to the disgusting lengths that Boyle has been known to, we were all told of how ridiculous it was that when we had a girlfriend or boyfriend, we talked about ‘seeing them’. He finished his performance with the quip, “I see people every day and I don’t have sex with any of them!” His ingrained social awkwardness, which was clear to see from the beginning, turned out to be the basis of his humour. This occasionally led to awkward jokes, like when he talked about how much he hated school, but mostly showed how ridiculous human interaction can be sometimes, such as his parody of what it’s like in a Bristol nightclub. The audience was really enjoying it and there was much laughing out loud.
Thomas Raffael, Bristol Vantage 01/02/12