Breaking free from the Comedy Zone, hotly-tipped comic Jennifer Wong presents her solo show Ouch & Other Words. Revolving around first-aid certificates and fish-bone shenanigans, the show tends to drag a little with the pay-offs too few and far between.
By her own admission - or at least in accordance with her friends' labels - Wong is a bookish sort of character, personable, endearing yet a little on the shy side. For that reason, she's an acquired taste. Her stage-presence and her delivery are timid and those looking for a little more intensity might find Ouch & Other Words frustrating.
To compound this potential issue, Wong's punchlines each tend to possess an excessive wind-up, taking too long to get to the point. It's a shame, because Wong is funny and almost does herself a disservice by adhering to her introverted schtick. Whether it's a deliberate stratagem or a matter of confidence is unclear, but the occasionally verbose Ouch & Other Words could really benefit from a refinement and Wong throwing more energy into her routine.