Bunbury Magazine – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The narrative that Aidan ‘Taco’ Jones is one of a year spent journalling his exploits on a pack of playing cards – 52 stories; one for every week of the year, with cards drawn at random and chosen by the audience is an innovative structure to a stand-up show.
The stories told will change from performance to performance, as is the nature of the structure; one the night I was in attendance, there were stories of drunken excess, new loves and heartbreak that spanned the globe from Australia to South America. There is a brutal honesty to the stories that are being told by Aidan, engaging with a great blend of easy charm. Sometimes, the stories pushed on the taboo, with tales of sex, but these are dealt with a sensitivity that never puts the audience on edge.
Aidan carries the structure of the show with a great energy that brings the audience along with him on his adventures, stepping in to the levity of situations while finding the darker side of things as well.
Aidan’s unique storytelling is never less the engrossing and he has a lot of tales to tell – 52, to be exact.
Written by Christopher Moriarty.
Aidan ‘Taco’ Jones
Laughing Horse @ City Cafe, 2230
Part of The Free Festival
2nd – 26th August