Started by Small Man Big Horse, July 16, 2016, 08:16:30 PM
Quote from: Small Man Big Horse on July 16, 2016, 08:16:30 PMSam Simmons - I like Simmons a lot, he's very prop based but there's a lot of great jokes in the set as well, but my big issue was the amount of times he became annoyed with the audience for not laughing enough, especially concerning one joke about karma which was really weak, and became unfunnier each time he repeated it. I chatted to him briefly and he did admit he does this on purpose to keep the audience on edge, but I don't know, it just annoyed me a bit and spoilt an otherwise very funny show.
Quote from: Small Man Big Horse on July 17, 2016, 06:34:26 PMEh, I dunno, it's just not for me then I guess, I mean it worked in places but he did it so much it really became irritating after a while, especially as I find the rest of his material really funny when it's not disrupted.
Quote from: WestHill on July 19, 2016, 07:28:10 AMJamali Maddix - stormed the Manchester Comedy Store when I was up there - relaxed, confident style a la Chappelle with loads of original takes on things - seeing his preview on Saturday.
Quote from: DrGreggles on July 16, 2016, 08:42:10 PMEd Gamble and Gareth Richards are doing Edinburgh previews in a pub down the road from me on Tuesday. Got to be worth a fiver.
Quote from: DrGreggles on July 19, 2016, 10:54:58 PMGamble's show is about 80% very good indeed. If he sorts the rest it out it could be a stand-out of the Fringe. Richards' show is finished and pretty strong too. A couple of slow bits, but it all pays off.
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Quote from: Puce Moment on November 27, 2016, 03:05:15 PMI had to go to London this week at short notice for a couple of nights and didn't have time to see what was on. Meandering around Leicester Square trying to find a film to see, I headed towards the Prince Charles cinema and noticed people going into the LS Theatre. I wandered over and saw that Stewart Lee and Bridget Christie were performing that night, and Lee was due on stage in 5mins. I got in with a half-price ticket as all that was available were the bar stools at the back. It was odd, thinking about watching a film and turning in early for the night, and 5mins later I am sat with a beer watching Stewart Lee live!I thought Lee's Content Provider show was terrific. You can see that it is still in the early stages and in many ways is him treading over familiar ground, but part of the show seems to be about the unpredictability of events in the world, which chimed well. Even his elongated repetition bits were brilliant. Actually, the best I have ever experienced other than his full 'go into the crowd' rants of the old days. I would echo SMBH a bit with this Christie show. I liked it well enough, there were a couple of really cracking gags, and I found her anger at recent events quite therapeutic to witness. I felt some of my frustrated and stress was diffused by watching Christie on the floor screaming at the heavens. But yes, some of it seemed to be echo chamber material - which I have found myself feeling quite intolerant towards these days. The man next to me fell asleep, which must have been annoying for Christie given that we were three rows from the front, and right in the middle.It occurred to me that Christie is fantastic at 10-20mins spots - and packs a lot of brilliant stuff in, but her longer form work is far weaker.
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