Ali Barking – Original Review

Note: This review is from 2001

Review by Steve Bennett

This pretty dismal spoof ventriloquism act - the creation of Graeme Messer - seems to go down well, though it's not clear why. His dummy is called 'little Willy', so you can probably see what sort of predictable lowest-common-denominator type of humour he's going for. Apart from a 'human dummy' shtick half-inched from Paul Zerdin, this obvious routine is little more than barrage of sad and uninventive knob gags which should really be avoided.

Review date: 1 Apr 2001
Reviewed by: Steve Bennett

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