Kevin Eldon at the Greenwich Comedy Festival

Note: This review is from 2009

Review by Steve Bennett

Kevin Eldon dusted down his usual poet character, Paul Hamilton, to read from his never-quite published anthology Shadows Of Reflections.

He is an appealing mix of twee pretentiousness and a naïvety which he is too self-absored to ever be able to acknowledge. One-liners in which the preamble is the feed and the poem the punchline sit alongside ineffectual ‘topical’ pieces with all the contemporary biting satire of a Sixties Punch magazine. He perfectly captures that certain middle-class Guardian-reading smugness, which somehow seems apt for a lavish gig in affluent Greenwich, and while the character has limited potential, Eldon exploits it well.

Review date: 13 Sep 2009
Reviewed by: Steve Bennett
Reviewed at: Old Royal Naval College

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