Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre
Simon B Cotter
Snorri Hergill Kristjansson
Special guest who cannot be named
Stephen K Amos
Steve N Allen
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Sunday 21st Oct, '07-
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He's got so much energy and his jokes are solid - he's great at bantering with the audience too. I can see how his over the top stage persona might put some people off but hey, he's putting on a show and that's to be admired.
So this is what passes as stand-up these days. Curse this failing species.
Cancer > Spencer Brown
If Spencer was to act as himself on stage, then the gags just wouldn't work. The corny lines need to conveyed by such a corny persona. If he stood there with the mic stand repeating line after line of puns, then the audience would lose focus and become bored very easily; it's like if Tim Vine just stayed in the same spot and read out his puns. There needs to be a knowing appreciation for the audience. Admittedly, Spencer takes it to the extreme, but the material can't speak for itself without a voice behind it, remember.
Bizarre and original and keeps your attention all the way through! Great timing.
I like a whole lot. Silly me, however, I thought he was genuinely excited, simply willing to act enthusiastic about being there, as opposed to the too-common (effective, but too common) lethargic approach of smugly basking in your own wit and cut. Still, whether its an act or not, he does what he does well, an actor with great lines.
The World Of Spencer Brown
Edinburgh Fringe 2002
The Fall Of The House Of Spencer Brown
Edinburgh Fringe 2004