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Amy Howerska: Serious Face


Amy Howerska: Serious Face

The Free Sisters

139 Cowgate
The Gothic Room: AUG 1-25 at 19:30 (60 min) - Pay What You Want.

Amy Howerska: Serious Face

Non-TV famous, non-award-winning comic Amy Howerska returns because she has not yet learnt her lesson. However, she does have a ruddy new show and God loves a trier. “Sardonic, charismatic and teasing” THE SCOTSMAN

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August 22, 2019    One4Review

The show opened with a gentle stroke on the head for those of us nearest the aisle, and a reference to a mid-nineties pop song, a niche and risky opener that Ms Howerska named and claimed with confidence. Ms Howerska may have tried to put her serious face on, but you get the impression that it’s not really her style, and she’s much more comfortable – and funny – with being blue, and silly, and mildly outrageous.

Not all of the audience were on board with her material – which included her delightful husband and his eligible-or-otherwise brothers, her family, the difficulties of making friends in new places, and the venue – but a small number were clearly poorless. Ms Howerska has an easy, unthreatening presence, though the fourteen year old male in the front row who became a sort-of barometer for the show (‘you, close your ears!’, ‘he’s shaking his head at me’, ‘a smile!’) might not agree. As audience interactions go, it was fairly innocuous, and allowed Ms Howerska to demonstrate her crowd-work skills and bring the audience into the show.

There’s an irreverence to Ms Howerska which she turns on everything, including herself and her own life experiences. An upbeat comedian poised for a giggle. Click Here For Review

August 16, 2019    Three Weeks

Amy Howerska has moved to the US for marital reasons. Aside from culture clash observations, the first half of her set is mostly upbeat stuff about being happily in love, not only with her husband but also with his family, and Howerska owns it all winningly. The latter half contrasts the experience of her new extended family with her issues with her own folks. This is the ‘serious face’ bit from which the show derives its title. Things do lose their way (and the audience) a little then, though there’s a pretty memorable coda. Howerska weaves engaging vignettes, punctuated with plenty of good and well-timed gags. It was worth her coming back over the pond, and not just so she could do a Shakespeare’s Sister bit. Click Here For Review