Winston Smith at the 2009 So You Think You're Funny Final

Note: This review is from 2009

Review by Steve Bennett

Winston Smith starts with a gag associated with Jimmy Carr (‘Women are like buses…’) which doesn’t endear, despite a confidence rare in such a rookie. Indeed, when a later gag causes a particularly awkward silence, he exploited it like a pro, simply by letting it hang in the air. Many other newbies would have been fazed.

His material is a mixed bag: his lies for the gullible is a nice idea, but underdeveloped, while the gag about names being carved into a tree’s bark is a definite highlight.

Review date: 6 Sep 2009
Reviewed by: Steve Bennett

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