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“First Rate” The Stage        “Fantastic” Edinburgh Guide          “Hilarious” The Stage

“Solid Comedy Gold”            “Probably the Funniest Act in London in

              Three Weeks                                     Definitely the Funniest Show” BBC

“Funny … Profound … A Born Clown”                       “Superb … Able-Bodied but

   THE SCOTSMAN                                    Neurotic-Brained” The List

“Woking’s answer to Alan Partridge”                “Raises the energy levels … he’d liven

                         Woking News and Mail                         up any show and any audience” FEST

Choice cuts of the Fringe Nuala Calvi on the best from this year's Edinburgh Fringe
In the charity-sponsored D-D-Don't Mention the Disability, blind comedian Kevin Knite fell back on making loud jokes about not being able to find his mike stand or work out where the audience was. I assumed he was making a point about those who shout at all disabled people as if they are deaf. But it soon became clear that Foghorn was his only setting. Drafted in at the last minute, Inkey Jones was rather out of place as the only non-disabled comic in the trio, but he turned this to his advantage with a very funny set about the disability that is being male. Lastly, Jaik Campbell opened my eyes, unexpectedly, to what a useful tool a stammer can be in achieving perfect comic timing. Shame he had to end with a finger wag about equality and supporting the British Stammering Association. DISABILITY NOW (doesn’t rate shows)

D-D-D=Don’t Mention The Disability…I Did Once And It Took 15 Minutes.

Reviewer Anna Kay.
There is no reason why people with disabilities shouldn’t be afforded the same opportunities in stand-up comedy, as with anything, as anyone else.  Unfortunately this doesn’t necessarily mean they are going to be funny. The first thing that strikes me about this show – featuring stand-up sets from three comedians with various disabilities – is why no compere?  A man crouched behind a bar with a microphone really adds to the general lack of professionalism. First act Kevin Knite instantly bored me.  Any vaguely humorous material is killed off by his rather unique SHOUTING STYLE!  (This is not connected to his disability as a couple of genuine moments from him do steal their way through.) Headliner Jaik Campbell – comedian or university lecturer on stuttering?  He should decide – and retelling centuries-old jokes is not my idea of stand up comedy. I am pleased to say, though, that middle act Inkey Jones’ only real disability seems to be the other two.  He provides a much welcome relief with a warm style and fantastic self-deprecating humour.  I would love to see this man amongst his peers.  
©Anna Kay 26 August 2004 Runs to August 30 at 20:05.
Company Jaik Campbell Stuttering Productions.

 

 

PUNTERS

"Nice venue, nice guy, nice show"           "The best act I've seen in years, hilarious"
Nikki Thomas                                              Danni Beck

"Definitely recommended"         "Inkey had their attention all through his set; great stage
           Mary                                   presence, lovely material, excellent delivery" Nick Hill

“Did nice flowing material, and the             "A great guy called Inkey Jones rounded the night off,

    punters really liked him - all                 the audience really liked him and did not want him
good stuff” Freshness (Comedy Baboon)           to leave the stage"  Danny Huntley (Slice Preston)

"Brilliant act, Brilliant timing and very slick, the       "Friendly, polite and helpful before the punters loved him - he is definately on our              gig and very funny and extremely well

 List for another visit in the not too distant                  received by the audience during it" 

future. Great!" Dave Holton (The Laughter Club)             Spiky Mike (Nottingham’s Get a Grip)

d-d-don't mention the disability
ONLINE REVIEW http://groups.msn.com/ans04/dddontmentionthedisability.msnw
(e-mail him on : ans04@groups.msn.com)

this was an at times funny stand up show featuring Kevin Knite, Inkey Jones and jaik campbell which it is unfortunate that it was erstwhile based on foul language and explicit sexual terminology - hardly appropriate since there were two kids under 10 at the show (it would appear they were friends of the main act)
but let's concentrate on the positive - it was in aid of and to raise awareness for the British Stammering Association and Dom's Fund - the Dominic Barker Trust
kevin knite has a visual impairment though by the way he shouted through his set despite having a microphone, it seemed more like he might have been hard of hearing - or certainly thought we all were!  there were moments when his act became somewhat repetitive, which was only saved by the fact that it brought the latter part of the act to a nice almost anticipated conclusion
inkey jones was perhaps the funniest - not only because he decided to include me in his act a couple of times - in between chatting up the girl who was next to me!!! (hi to rosie from cumbria!)
jaik campbell was the main act and as the one with the stammering problem, rightly so.  during his part of the act not only did he keep the humour up but he also managed to educate the audience on the plight of those afflicted with stammering.