Alfie Brown – Original Review | Review by Steve Bennett

Alfie Brown – Original Review

Note: This review is from 2007

Review by Steve Bennett

Though still a frighteningly young 20 years old, newcomer Alfie Brown has bags of confidence, which manifests itself in a nice, unhurried style.

There’s still work to be done on his set, mind, which is not yet fully formed and has too many pay-offs that don’t quite justify the rather long-winded build-ups.

That’s never more true than in a segment making judicious use of the c-word, only to end in a very weak gag, which seems just like juvenile showing off the chance to says such a naughty word.

Observations from such unlikely sources as the cover notes on The Female Eunuch proved his strongest suit, but reading out drunk and emotional text messages from the girlfriend he dumped seem cruelly exploitative, without much comic justification.

But for all that, as a newbie he’s definitely got a comic glint that sets him apart from his peers.

Review date: 1 May 2007
Reviewed by: Steve Bennett

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