Eddie Hoo

Eddie Hoo

City Life North-West Comedian Of The Year 2008
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Eddie Hoo – Original Review

Note: This review is from 2008

Review by Steve Bennett

Eddie Hoo conclusively proves that the original tenets of alternative comedy have gone the same way as that which preceded it, and that hideously offensive material is back in vogue - only now with added irony. Thank you, Ricky Gervais and Jimmy Carr, for this new licence.

A few gas are rather ordinary, such as another take on the ‘hit me at 30…’ public-service adverts, but in the second half of his set, when all niceties not just thrown out of the window, but brutally killed and buried in a shallow grave, elicit the laughs to match the shocks. His brusque delivery isn’t particularly slick or charming, but the writing more than compensates with gags that are both razor-sharp and deliciously over-the top.

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Published: 27 Oct 2008

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