Richard Bowen at the FHM Search For A Stand-Up Hero final

Note: This review is from 2009

Review by Steve Bennett

Rookie Richard Bowen’s selection of punny one-liners – delivered with the unforgiving deadpan many an unconfident newcomer adopts – are decidedly hit and miss, even over a relatively short routine. There are a small handful of top-notch puns, including one very impressive callback joke, but diluted with an awful lot of filler and the odd over-complicated routine.

He also has to learn to leave some of the gags to the audience’s imagination – several times he redundantly adds a punchline to a joke everyone had already got; deadening the impact.

Review date: 24 Nov 2009
Reviewed by: Steve Bennett
Reviewed at: Comedy Loft Camden

What do you think?

Live comedy picks

We see you are using AdBlocker software. Chortle relies on advertisers to fund this website so it’s free for you, so we would ask that you disable it for this site. Our ads are non-intrusive and relevant. Help keep Chortle viable.