June 2013 Reviews
Here are our reviews of comedy Gigs
Fri 28 June 2013
Mat Ricardo's London Varieties
Gig review by Steve Bennett at Leicester Square Theatre
28/06/2013 … Juggler Mat Ricardo was annoyed by the lack of variety in the West End and on TV, so decided to do something about it.
Mon 24 June 2013
The Gareth Morinan Alternative New Act of The Year Award 2013
Review by Steve Bennett at the Wilmington Arms, London
24/06/2013 … So fierce is the competition to become a comedian that the circuit is awash with new act contests.
Wed 19 June 2013
Bill Bailey: Qualmpeddler
Gig review by Steve Bennett at the Hammersmith Apollo
19/06/2013 … Bill Bailey has a subtle prop in his new Qualmpeddler tour – an unlit pipe.
Tue 11 June 2013
Gig review: Joke Thieves
From Steve Bennett at Downstairs At The King's Head, London
11/06/2013 … Television has long distrusted a straightforward stand-up routine, devising formats such as panel shows to mix up the formula.
Wed 05 June 2013
Gig review from the Soho Theatre
05/06/2013 … From his appearances as 30 Rock’s sleazy, scraggly, shambolic writer Frank Rossitano – and indeed from his own unkept appearance – you might peg Judah Friedlander as something of a loser.
Mon 03 June 2013
Daniel Kitson: After the Beginning . Before the End
Tour review by Steve Bennett in Cambridge
03/06/2013 … There’s an old pub gag which goes something like this: A man turns to a stranger at the bar.
Thu 30 May 2013
Rob Newman's New Theory Of Evolution
Gig review by Steve Bennett
30/05/2013 … Science, you may have noticed, has become something of a major genre within comedy, as stand-ups release their inner geeks to enthuse about their passion for learning, empiricism and cool bits of quantum physics – one in the eye for the blind faith of all those religious types.
Wed 29 May 2013
Airnadette: We Will Dub You
Gig review by Steve Bennett at the Udderbelly, London
29/05/2013 … This could be the ultimate jukebox musical, since it packs the hits in so tightly there’s rarely need for more than a few bars of the chorus.