Ryan Gleeson – Original Review

Note: This review is from 2007

Review by Steve Bennett

Blackpool comic Ryan Gleeson has a distinctively paced delivery and a decent dollop of energy, but he struggles to capitalise on it, with gags that are often too slow coming.

His set is largely based around objets trouvés – or simply collecting items that are funny in themselves. Examples are the labels on a cleaning product he found in hospital, and a first aid manual offering ridiculously obvious advice.

It’s entertaining enough, but he fails to build up any momentum with other routines on such topics as drunken phone messages. He often seems on the verge of something good, but consistently misses it, which is very frustrating.

Review date: 30 Oct 2007
Reviewed by: Steve Bennett

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