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Russell Howard: Wandering
if.comeddie award nominee
Hello. Come and listen to me tell you some funny things. What heartache, lunacy, monksand robots float your boat?
Relentlessly chipper Russell Howard is even more excited than normal, if you can believe that possible. The other night Ron Weasley was in his audience - or, we guess, the actor who plays him in the Harry Potter movies; Howard's never that precise about separating fact from fantasy.
They would make good bedfellows, as Howard is surely the boy wizard of the comedy world, with an energetic, juvenile enthusiasm and a spellbinding delivery that's truly magical.
He's a cheeky, attention-deficit jackanapes, full of impish mischief and the joys of life's simple pleasures. He's the sort of sweet-natured, uncynical person who gets a genuine kick out of seeing a monk with a skateboard, or assuming a false identity when travelling simply because of the world of possibilities it offers. Hell, he can even charm a tale of a vomit-splattered tramp into an uplifting, unpatronising fable about finding pleasure in even the most unfortunate life.
Yet for all the warmth of his all-enveloping good cheer there's depth to Howard, too. This year he split from his long-term girlfriend, which provided cause for reflection, as well as a couple of moments of heart-tugging pathos for his show, which are deftly handled to be neither mawkish nor self-pitying, just honest.
It's the crux of his message: that while life can sometimes deal you a bad hand, there's so much more to enjoy if you escape wallowing in misery. Howard is skilful enough not to labour the point, leaving it implicit among the fast-paced japery.
He recounts hilarious personal tales, most brilliantly in his confessional about his sexual experiment with Rolo yoghurt that went spectacularly wrong, as well as quirky and original observational material about anything from teenage romance films of the Eighties to the pensioner war protester in his home town of Bristol.
Added to this is a premier-league audience rapport, which allows him to flit effortlessly between punters, conjuring good-natured jokes and witty, playful asides to contribute to the show's easy, irresistible dynamism.
In short, he is the full comedy package, who's come of age with this unfailingly entertainingly show. His if.comeddie nomination was certainly well deserved.
Reviewed by: Steve Bennett
So brilliant that i actually went to see it twice and the best thing was that he didnt use the same material twice he literally made it up as he went along. From cutting up jellyfish to raping a tugboat, it was all there.
Russell is so funny! I really enjoyed the night and wanted it to go on for longer. He is the best comedian I have seen! He really connects with the audience and his random conversation about a sandwich fetish set off by a steward at the Lakeside arts centre in Nottingham was hilarious! Definitely one to see! Hopefully he will come our way again!
Russell is absolutely brilliant and inspirational. He has made me want to do stand-up comedy and yet at the same time sets a frightening new standard and raises the bar as far as I'm concerned for future stand-up comedians.
If you like jokes that exploit family members with illness, and do not mind a late start and over run, this is your man.
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