Matt Rudge – Original Review

Note: This review is from 2007

Review by Steve Bennett

Matt Rudge has the slick, confident energy to engage a crowd, using his cheery manner to create a relaxed, jovial atmosphere – something his background in TV presenting and warm-ups surely taught him.

If anything, in fact, he is rather too easy-going, as his set-ups meandered amiably towards punchlines rather than hitting them quickly.

The material is equally breezy, with some especially neat lines about the Christian-America virginity movement, and he mined the easy nostalgia seam with affable reminiscences about the game Guess Who? culminating, with inescapable predictability, with him imagining how a Muslim version would work with veiled women.

It’s generally lightweight stuff all round, but told with upbeat good humour.

Review date: 21 May 2007
Reviewed by: Steve Bennett

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