Nick Cowen – Original Review

Note: This review is from 2006

Review by Steve Bennett

South African rookie Nick Cowen has an agreeable, conversational approach, but his confident energy can’t elevate the rather pedestrian story that constitutes his set.

His line is that as a former resident of brutal crime-ridden Johannesburg, he cockily mocked London’s relatively safe streets – until his encounter with some intimidating juvenile hoodies. Cue observational material about chavs and an enjoyable, but not especially memorable, retelling of the incident. The youths’ comeuppance gives the set a pleasing conclusion, but otherwise it’s light on substance.

Review date: 1 May 2006
Reviewed by: Steve Bennett

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