Ro Campbell – Original Review | Review by Steve Bennett

Ro Campbell – Original Review

Note: This review is from 2007

Review by Steve Bennett

You can’t fault Edinburgh-based Australian Rowan Campbell’s assured delivery, driving though the material with slickness and confidence. His best routines are very well put-together, with proper emphasis on punchlines, while still telling a tale.

But he does get bogged down with a couple of ideas – the convicts being ‘punished’ by a trip to Australian paradise is well-worn, and his sheep-shagging segment had a laboured predictability.

However the more personal portions work well – even if it’s about something as simple as handing out flyers at the Edinburgh Fringe – and are given extra lift by the professional performance.

Review date: 24 Sep 2007
Reviewed by: Steve Bennett

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