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Mike Wilmot

Note: This review is from 2001

Review by Steve Bennett

Canadian comic Mike Wilmot tells us he hates his tag line 'the crudest show on the fringe', then launches into almost an hour of some of the most graphic - and achingly funny - sexual material you're likely to hear.

But 'crude' should not be confused with 'offensive'. For while this show deals in topics that would make a maiden aunt blush, it does so with an honesty and brilliant wit that is unlikely to disgust anyone. Even the elderly couple who seemed to have wandered into the wrong show stayed the course - even if they did sit stony-faced through the whole proceedings.

Otherwise, though, his easy confidence built a strong rapport with the audience, creating a relaxed enough atmosphere to peddle his below-the-belt material.

Admittedly, a stand-up talking about sex is not the most original concept around - but very rarely is it done this well. And to think Wilmot, in typical self-deprecating style, thought this was an off night.

Confessional, uncompromising and very, very funny - this is unadulterated laugh-out-loud comedy for grown-ups.

Review date: 1 Jan 2001
Reviewed by: Steve Bennett

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