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2013 Reviews

Here are our reviews of comedy Gigs

Tue 24 December 2013

Fascinating Aida: Charm Offensive | Gig review by Steve Bennett at the Southbank Centre, London

Fascinating Aida: Charm Offensive

Gig review by Steve Bennett at the Southbank Centre, London

24/12/2013 … What a mixed bag in this not-so-festive selection pack served up by vintage trio Fascinating Aida.

Fri 20 December 2013

Harry Hill: The Movie | Reviewed by Steve Bennett

Harry Hill: The Movie

Reviewed by Steve Bennett

20/12/2013 … It’s rarely a good indicator when film distributors don’t show their releases to reviewers ahead of release, and the Harry Hill Movie is – sadly –  no exception.

Wed 18 December 2013

Weirdos present The Colonel | Gig review by Steve Bennett at the Bethnal Green Working Men's Club

Weirdos present The Colonel

Gig review by Steve Bennett at the Bethnal Green Working Men's Club

18/12/2013 … It is becoming the closest thing we have to a modern-day Comic Strip, that loose ensemble of pioneering 1980s comedians who spawned the enduring TV franchise.

Tue 17 December 2013

The Boy With Tape On His Face: Cornucopia | Gig review by Steve Bennett at the Palace Theatre, London

The Boy With Tape On His Face: Cornucopia

Gig review by Steve Bennett at the Palace Theatre, London

17/12/2013 … Possibly the first silent compere, The Boy With Tape On His Face let his eclectic acts do the talking at this festive West End spectacular which, in the true spirit of Christmas gluttony, was stuffed with a ridiculous number of treats.

Mon 16 December 2013

Film review: Anchorman 2 | Has Ron Burgundy still got it?

Film review: Anchorman 2

Has Ron Burgundy still got it?

16/12/2013 … This just in: San Diego’s favourite newsman, Ron Burgundy, is back.

The Establishment Club – in the afternoon | Gig review by Steve Bennett

The Establishment Club – in the afternoon

Gig review by Steve Bennett

16/12/2013 … This is not your usual venue for stand-up.

Thu 12 December 2013

Late Night Gimp Fight | Gig review by Steve Bennett at Soho Theatre

Late Night Gimp Fight

Gig review by Steve Bennett at Soho Theatre

12/12/2013 … The Gimps may have brought the high-energy dynamics of a boy band to comedy, but after five years, they have outlasted all but the most enduring of pop quintets.

Tue 10 December 2013

BBC New Comedy Award final 2013 | Gig review by Steve Bennett at the Comedy Store

BBC New Comedy Award final 2013

Gig review by Steve Bennett at the Comedy Store

10/12/2013 … Proof, were ever it needed, that the geeks have inherited the world of comedy came at the final of the BBC New Comedy Award last night, thanks to an almost uninterrupted parade of the terminally uncool.

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