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Steve Williams: Excitable
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Any comedy night with Steve Williams on the bill is guaranteed to get a bit enthusiastic so it's no surprise he's chosen to name his debut solo show at the festival Excitable.
Williams is a bubbly, friendly character, one of those comedians it's impossible not to like. He opens the show with some friendly advice for anyone trying to get from one end of the Royal Mile to the other successfully without people bothering you, carry a handful of flyers - or even better a take bible with you.
On spotting a woman with a gammy leg on the front row he briefly chats amiably, no one's in for a merciless ribbing here. Later on, eager to maintain the niceness of the gig, when he repeats a racial slur shouted at a football match he quick to say it's not his view and explain his reasons for mentioning it.
Don't get him wrong though, his show's not all fluffiness; Williams is perfectly capable of an incisive, cutting joke. Every gag is carefully crafted, you'd be hard pushed to find a lazy or half realised line in here. Though many of his observations have been heard before - how there are so many Aussies in Edinburgh, the recent freak weather conditions in Britain and the oxymoron that is the veggie barbecue - all are given a twist, an unexpected punch line that put Williams' material above the rest.
Williams is innovative in his descriptions making a leap in imagination to see tofu as being like a wetsuit and theorising about why David Gray moves his head about so much while singing. Go see .
Did I miss something? - I saw Steve Williams at The Comedy Club at The Forum in Norwich last night and I'm afraid to say the guy totally misjudged the audience, lost his way a lot, giggled nervously and was obsessed with driving, hoodies and Formula One. I'd give him a second chance, but last night's act was poor.
I found Steve Williams the best stand-up at this year's fringe - and I saw quite a few. His humour is whimsical, quirky, pointed - I'd definitely go and hear him again. One of the interesting things is that Steve achieves his effect, not with assorted four-letter words and immature schoolboy sexual allusions, but with sharp observation of the world around him. More of the same, please.
Steve Williams was one of the very best comedians we saw on the Fringe this year. It actually takes a lot to make me laugh - but Williams hit the button every time, for me and the rest of the audience on August 22. He is not good only for oldies either (I am in my 50s) - my son took his girl friend on my recommendation the next night, and they loved it too. Williams is very sharp, bang up to date and topical, and very, very funny. Clean, too. I shall be looking out for him back in London, where he and I live.