Jeff Green – Original Review | Review by Steve Bennett

Jeff Green – Original Review

Note: This review is from 2002

Review by Steve Bennett

Green's material covers the most familiar of bases, rarely venturing much beyond the perennial topic of the differences between men and women.

The boundaries of comedy stay unbreached, edges remain uncut and envelopes unpushed; yet even the most hardened cynic would have to acknowledge that Green is a brilliant exponent of what he does.

His success owes a lot to his incorrigible rogue persona, his softly-spoken words and mischievous twinkle beguiling almost any audience.

Much of his humour is as gentle as his image, though his finest moments come when his winning charm provides cover for a more aggressive standpoint, that velvet glove offering him far more latitude that a more direct approach would.

His slick professionalism always skirts the edge of smarminess, and much of his material lacks the real bite of the high points, but Green is a seasoned pro offering plenty to enjoy.

Review date: 18 Mar 2002
Reviewed by: Steve Bennett

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