ED FRINGE REVIEW Jack Rooke, Love Letters

★ ★ ★ ★


Filthy jokes with underlying heart.


"Sometimes it's easier to show your ass than your feelings" a Madonna quote referenced at the start of Jack Rooke's third hour which helps set the tone for Love Letters.


In both 2015 and 2017 Jack's shows were all about feelings as he discussed the passing of his father, mental health and male suicide - and it was in 2017 which Jack had what he describes as "the worst year of his life". So he's not talking about mental health anymore, instead this year's show is about "cock and shagging blokes" - the "ass" part of that Madonna quote if you will.


This is Jack's first year in the comedy section of the Fringe brochure and it's where he and the show belongs. Appearing to be much happier, Jack's a naturally funny storyteller, telling jokes about things you don't usually hear on stage. Jokes told with great warmth, humour and friendliness rare to find at the Fringe.