Chris Forbes at the 2009 Scottish Comedian Of The Year final

Note: This review is from 2009

Review by Steve Bennett

Chris Forbes's familiar routine opened on masturbation and ended in similarly unedifying manner on the embarrassment of using a public toilet. A affable delivery isn’t enough to elevate such by-the-numbers comedy, and sometimes means he gets too bogged down in being chatty without focussing on the punchline.

Windy routines about charity collectors and trying not to swear in front of your kids at a football match being just two cases in point, burying promising ideas under a weight of unnecessary waffle, leading to an unexceptional set.

Review date: 28 Sep 2009
Reviewed by: Steve Bennett
Reviewed at: Glasgow City Halls and Old Fruitmarket

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