Don Dube – Original Review

Note: This review is from 2002

Review by Steve Bennett

This punkish Candian livewire has a solid stage personality and some decent ideas.

However, Dube (it rhymes with Scooby) often fails to articulate these into strong gags, using strangulated set-ups and muddled punchlines to obscure the point.

And as he's presenting himself as a straightforward observational comic - his stance being, as you'd expect, the foreigner's view of Britain - this is no good thing.

Once he works out a simpler syntax to cut to the heart of the jokes, he could be onto a good thing. But at the moment, though an engaging presence, the big laughs mostly elude him.

Review date: 1 Feb 2002
Reviewed by: Steve Bennett

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