August 12-24 (12:45)
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A List of 100 Things That Unreasonably Annoy Me is a perfectly accurate, does-what-it-says-on-the-tin description of Jeroen Bloemhoff’s Fringe offering for 2019. He spends his hour setting off and letting out his rage at all those everyday occurrences that bother him. we discover along the way that Jeroen is quite put off by slow walkers, bicyclists, ukulele players and avacados, to name just four. A List of 100 Things…, then, is pure observational humor, with Jeroen being angry at just about everything he observes.
So today I actually had to turn away about 20 people for my show, A List of 100 Things That Unreasonably Annoy Me. While I am flattered, I hate to disappoint people that aren’t my parents. So if you want to come see the show, make sure to be there on time! (I recommend 12.30) See Joeron’s Twitterfeed
The day I attended the show was fully packed, Jeroen having to turn about 20 people away. This got the atmosphere started really well and it seemed Jeroen was going to have a great performance. But for me, around 15 items into the list the energy level dropped as we realized there were still 85 more. He tried to keep the energy up by having the audience pick numbers from the list, but it just made the set a little clunky and seemed unnecessary. The audience was still laughing throughout, but the fast start made the rest of the show seem stuck in the mud.
Jeroen did have interesting things to say about letting out his anger out, and not just being positive all the time. He made me think about allowing myself to get annoyed, because pretty much half of everything is annoying. Jeroen’s jokes were funny, and really the room was laughing throughout the show, but I just think it could have been better with such an eager crowd.