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Novelty act George Egg attempts the cheesy bad magician shtick - but it's fair to say he’s no Tommy Cooper. On paper, his ham-fisted tricks, stupid props and faux bonhomie could have the same daft appeal as tonight’s hosts, but it seems much more forced. He has the air not of a silly entertainer having some frivolous fun, but the rather-too-desperate-to-please office joker trying every trick in the book to get attention.
Yet the act seems strangely sluggish, lacking the effortless pizzazz needed to sell this sort of cheesy, zany fare. There are a couple of successful slick tricks, and the odd strong sight gag, but we’re dangerously close to children’s party entertainment here.
|Date of live review: Tuesday 26th May, '09|
Review by Steve Bennett
Tuesday 1st Aug, '00-
Saw George at the 9 Lessons and Carols for Godless People show this Christmas. Absolutely brilliant. Loved the musical backing. Would recommend.
Saw George supporting Jack Dee the other night in Tunbridge Wells. He was very funny indeed. Look forward to catching him again some time.
I saw Mr. Egg on several occasions last year and about eight times this year, I can't get enough of him and his amazingly egg like features. Would reccomend the man for anything.
I saw George Egg at the Putney Comedy Tree on 1st July. Great support act. Humour right at my level, Trompe-l'œil and general fun. He was supporting Mark Watson who's cerebral sctick was not my cup of tea. Will recommend George Egg to my brethren.
I've seen George Egg before in a comedy club in Cambridge and enjoyed his stuff a lot. I saw he again at Glastonbury this weekend where he was on in this bizarre late-night cabaret and he was just as funny and ended on this mad bit where, without spoiling it for you, he got naked to a bit of music. Excellent, bizarre, and hilarious. Totally suited the occasion, and went down really well with the crowd. Proper cabaret meets comedy.
Conversely I saw George Egg in Liverpool at The Slaughterhouse and he was absolutely brilliant - the funniest comedian I've seen in a very long time.
Seen him at The Laughterhouse Comedy @ Lennys, Liverpool. Didn't know what to expect and I was let down. I can understand that he is not your usual stand-up, but there was minimal laughter from the crowd and the fact that not many people reacted really had an effect on the rest of his act. poor 3 / 10
Saw George Egg last night, knew nothing about him but he was brilliant, very funny.
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