Dalton Trumbo's Reluctant Cabaret
Dan Renton Skinner
Dara O Briain
Dead Cat Bounce
Deborah Frances White
Delete The Banjax
Dominic Elliot Spencer
Donnchadh O Conaill
When Logan starts with the appeal: "Any dyslexics in?" the heart sinks. Some corny old anagram-based jokes would surely follow, or perhaps the observation that the condition is merely a euphemism for 'thick' among middle-class parents.
But it is so much more than this. Logan genuinely is dyslexic and talks interesting and amusingly about his experiences.
Elsewhere, this newbie's routine is more uneven: a fat people shagging routine conjures up images at least as bad as you'd imagine, while wheeling out talking greetings cards as props received mixed results.
However, the good start is ultimately squandered completely with his routine about stupid laws from around the world, the source for many a dodgy 'humour' book. Using a Have I Got News For You-style missing words game, he gamely tries to get the audience to care, but it all seems such hard work for so little reward.
|Date of review: Feb 2004|
Show - Misc live shows - Monday 1st Mar, '04-
Duncan Logan : Original Review
Saturday 0th Feb, '04-
Not seen in a long time but was very popular with the audience, his act really stood out in my mind.
Saw Duncan at the Glee Club in Birmingham last night and he made me weep with laughter with a very down to earth but also hilarious set. I didn't know him before the gig but he will definitely be a name I'll look out for again.
Laughing Horse New Act Final 2004