Mat & Faron
Men In Coats
Men With Bananas
Michael J Dolan
Michelle De Swarte
Mo The Comedian
Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer
On Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow
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Ferry has an easy, conversational style that stands him in good stead as a compere, even if he tends towards the chatty dialogues rather that the killer punchlines.
But when it comes to material, he definitely steps up a gear. Spitting with mock-indignant rage, he rails against life's trivial inconveniences, although his real strength lies in stories from the home front, recounting how he shamelessly engages in petty one-upmanship with his ten-year-old son or reminiscing about pranks from his own childhood.
There's a something of cruel streak behind his cuddly exterior, too, with barbed comments about minor celebrities of the calibre of Terry Nutkins, Tim Henman and Jeremy Beadle peppering the set.
Such targets are modest, as borne out by his signature routine about the pointlessness of Take A Break magazine, but he makes them work, performing with a style and conviction that convinces the audience that they share his concerns, memories and obsessions. Plus he gives their collective funny bone a good kick every now and again for good measure.
|Date of review: Oct 2003|
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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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