David Whitney at The Pipeline

Note: This review is from 2009

Review by Steve Bennett

Posh-accented David Whitney’s delivery is an actorly, hectoring style with every key syllable carefully emphasised. Chortle has previously compared his near-arrogant style to the forced brashness of Mitch Benn, and that certainly still stands. Whitney, now in his fourth year as a stand-up makes it work, though, with gags that are becoming as confident as his delivery.

There’s an efficiency to his jokes on such universal subjects as dating and religion, which often come dunked in a tongue-in-cheek laddishness that lends a playful spirit to the posturing. With bags of confidence and mainstream sensibilities, it probably won’t be too long before he’s a fixture on the bigger clubs where such qualities are vital.

Review date: 4 Nov 2009
Reviewed by: Steve Bennett
Reviewed at: The Pipeline

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