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Mick Ferry: The Comedy Final - Fringe 2009
Mick Ferry is an award-winning comedian. OK, so the award is one he gives himself every night of the Fringe, but with so many new act competitions around it’s probably no less valid an accolade than many.
The idea here is that Ferry will perform as all five finalists in a comedy contest, with the audience crowning one of them a winner at the end of the night.
You might reasonably expect him to adopt five distinct personas, or at least try a variety of comedic styles, but don’t take the description in the Fringe programme at face value – all the ‘acts’ are the same beer-swigging, straight-talking, prank-loving Oldham funnyman. This is, basically, one continually stand-up set with no discernable difference between the segments, wasting the opportunity for a high-concept show his premise could have offered.
But 40-year-old Ferry is probably more a club comedian than he is a festival one, and likewise his set itself isn’t particularly ambitious, though it does raise the laughs. He speaks of things that happened in other gigs, stories in Take A Break magazine, the state of his relationship after 20 years, of his frustrations with doddery old folk.
He doesn’t appear that ambitious in life, either and talks with an understated, resigned weariness with how it all seems to have worked out. But he does entertain himself – often with the aid of his sometimes willing dog – with fantasies in his head: from pretending to be in a war film, to imaging the death of his partner so he can get sympathy shags from other women.
There’s no whistles and bells with Ferry’s show, as you feel there isn’t with his relatively uncomplicated life. Straightforward stand-up, straightforwardly performed, with laughs delivered easily and without any greater purpose.
|Date of live review: Wednesday 12th Aug, '09|
Review by Steve Bennett
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Wednesday 1st Oct, '03-
Pretty good. Confident persona and good delivery. However the two times I've seen him, the act was heavily reliant on the blue humor shock tactics. I laughed at it but it's not exactly clever stuff. I'm happy to see his name on the bill but wouldn't out of my way to see him.
I have seen Mick live on multiple occasions, and I can honestly say that he is the greatest comedian to come out of Manchester in a good long time, just as funny as John Bishop
I've seen him a few times because we are regulars at the comedy store. I think he is very funny and I wouldn't say he was like John Bishop or Michael McKintyre at all. I'd say his style was different to theirs, each to their own I suppose.
Cannot agree with the last comment. He's a confident and amusing guy but his performance lacks the clout of McIntyre and his material doesn't seem to be in Bishop's league either. It is easy through back-handed comments to knock these kind of guys who've successfully broken through to television but they've put in their time and certainly have something about them even if the dreaded mainstream is to be abhored by some commenting here. I've seen Ferry three or four times and would not go out of my way to see him again unless I knew he had some fresh material. On the other hand, I'd happily go to see MM recite the telephone directory, such is his inimitable style, and JB would also earn return visits because his material chimes better with me in even when I've heard him do it before.
What a brilliant comedian! Seen him twice now at Comedy Store Manchester and he is fantastic. He should be on the telly more as he is well funnier than McIntyre and John Bishop. He is a proper comedy star.
One of the best comedians Ive seen, naturally funny. Go see his new show at Ed Fest 2010!!
He played a storming closing set on Saturday night at our Comedy Festival. A very warm interaction with the audience and incredibly funny
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