Jonathan Mayor – Original Review | Review by Steve Bennett

Jonathan Mayor – Original Review

Note: This review is from 2003

Review by Steve Bennett

Big, black and stunning drag queen Jonathan Mayor is an assured character - but one whose fashion style is a lot more distinctive than his comedy one.

We've heard this glittery, prissy and bitchy gay act so often before, and the glamorous Mayor brings little to the party, except perhaps a dazzling dress sense (so few comics these days wear eight-inch platforms so elegantly) and certainly not material.

He demands attention from the moment he shimmers on stage, energising the crowd with a flamboyant mix of old-style double entendre and shameless showbiz ebullience, more than any actual comedy.

He's clearly an all-round entertainer, (V Graham Norton) but without the substance to back him up, it all seems quite shallow and familiar.

Review date: 5 Sep 2003
Reviewed by: Steve Bennett

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