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Rex started performing comedy in his hometown of Kansas City in 1986. A couple of years later he was working the London comedy circuit, while street performing at Covent Garden. After four years travelling round the world's festivals, he settled back down in England.
Sunday 1st Apr, '01-
Saw Rex at The Brinsop near Bolton on 3rd September. It was an uncomfortable viewing experience which started with him dancing and pulling weird faces, then discussing English place and county names which was not witty, nor was it delivered in a funny way. He then showed us a typical night in an English disco by dancing to music with a theme of trying it on with a woman, being rejected and then getting into a fight. The 'sexy' dancing was particularly disturbing. This led on to the juggling act which was good but not what the crowd wanted to see. Rex then got heckled, his poor response led to the heckler telling him that he was 'going down a bomb'. Rex's response was petulant and if it had not been a small venue with a friendly crowd, could have made things worse. Rex believed that because people were laughing they were enjoying it - the laughs were more polite than anything.
About my 5th visit to Jongleurs and last. Two crap acts then the headline act, which was the worst set I have ever seen. Dances to a few tunes then gets some of the audience to act out to Robin Hood. If you are planning to visit a show were this joke is performing then either book another night or be prepared to be disappointed. Total waste of my money and time.
What can I say? A coward of a performer. Came on after two acts had struggled and chose to belittle those two acts to get the audience on his side. He then preceded to come out with the most lame, cringeworthy and unoriginal set I have seen in years. Shame on you Mr Boyd. Shame on you.
The worst comedy act I have ever seen. Not funny, not original, just very cringeworthy (and I don't mean in the Office kind of way). I feel like I just paid to watch an old, fat, man dance at wedding.
Ive seen this 'comedian' twice, not through choice. I really feel like there's something wrong with me, I was one of only a handful of people who didn't find it funny, it was cringeworth stuff imo, but people did seem to love it. I think it's comedy for the easily-pleased simple folk myself. But who am I?
Saw Rex at a recent military gig and he was truly excellent. Sussing out the audience in a heartbeat, playing them perfectly and delivering a water tight set, a joy to watch, leaving many of us begging him to stop so we could actually draw breath and take the ridiculous grins off our faces. Great stuff.
Just saw Rex at Clun. Very , very funny. Everyone clearly enjoyed his shows very much. I was so impressed I've come home and bothered to Google to find out more - nuff said.
I've never felt compelled to voice my thoughts on here until I spotted all these negative comments for what I think is a great act. I've caught Rex's show several times over the last couple of years, and it's one of the most enjoyable nights of comedy I can remember. He gets the audience involved right from the start, and you can't help but be won over by the sheer energy and exuberance of the man. As someone else pointed out, it's not cutting edge political material - but does it have to be? If you haven't seen this act before, go check him out.