Friday, March 1

Christof Epaminondas and Friend(s): Too Much Encouragement – Just The Tonic at the Caves

60 Minutes of pure comedy hosted by Christof Epaminondas and guest comedian Farah Sharp. In the small hot stuffy room of the Caves venue Christof and Farah had the room erupting with laughter from start to finish.

I’m not sure if the guests change from day to day but Sharp was a fantastic warm up act.

It’s hard to describe a comedy routine without too many spoilers but one can certainly say this one is not a “bust” (winking face). Epaminondas has the perfect level of charisma which makes him immediately likeable and knows exactly how to poke fun at himself for the audience without going too far. You don’t need to be Greek to relate to the friendly chaos that is his over encouraging family and I think we will be seeing a lot more of Christof in the coming years. He’s a natural at his craft and despite the odd sexual joke, is unlike other fringe comedians and is suited to audiences of varying ages rather than just one for the adults.

The show is currently a pay what your feel event and so there should be no excuse when getting those seats filled as he is brilliant at what he does and deserves a good turn out this fringe.

Too Much Encouragement is on every day at 5pm at the Caves excluding the 15th with further information and tickets available HERE.

Reviewer: Beth Eltringham

Reviewed: 11th August 2022

North West End UK Rating: ★★★★