December 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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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.