John-Luke Roberts – Original Review | Review by Steve Bennett

John-Luke Roberts – Original Review

Note: This review is from 2005

Review by Steve Bennett

Cambridge student Luke Roberts opens his set with something of an eccentric rant against critics, which I suppose is his way of getting his retaliation in first.  An odd choice of subject, perhaps, for someone who’s probably never been reviewed until now - and indicating his is unlikely to be the most personal of performances.

Still, he has some clever and offbeat ideas which yield some neat lines. But the directions he spins these into don’t particularly lead anywhere, diluting the effect of the gags.

In a way, this newbie is trying a bit too hard to be quirky, with deliberately flighty digressions - when the jokes at the core are quite strong enough not to need all this flannel.

Review date: 1 Dec 2005
Reviewed by: Steve Bennett

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