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Jon Bennett: Fire In The Meth Lab - 2341

Jon Bennett
Apr 3rd 2013 | Liza Dezfouli
You get big fat laughs aplenty in Jon Bennett's Fire in the Meth Lab. This superbly constructed show is presented by a young raconteur with a) a nice loud voice if you're a bit deaf, b) a talent for building up a narrative and richly seasoning it with detail, and c) a good heart. Although the show's about Jon's unfortunate brother Tim and his battle with addictions, at no time does it feel exploitative. Fire in the Meth Lab is very funny. You chortle and guffaw one minute and the next you gasp at how much trouble one boy can get himself into. I wondered about what their Mum must have gone through. Then there's Jason Donovan. Bennett occasionally overstates the case by repeating himself and sometimes his English is sloppy ('a fire began to start') but these are quibbles. He's attracting a lot of well-deserved applause so catch him now.

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