Chris Brooker – Original Review

Note: This review is from 2007

Review by Steve Bennett

Chris Brooker struggled with material about splitting up with his girlfriend and office-based pranks. It’s the sort of friendly banter than might liven up colleagues in a dreary workplace, but falls short of being a punchy comedy routine.

There’s something of the talkative pub mate about him, able to banter on endlessly irregardless of how interesting or funny the subject actually is. Even if his inconsequential patter gets little reaction, he can storm on regardless, barging his way through the apathy.

It’s a triumph – of sorts - of sheer force of personality over decent gags that may serve him well as a compere, but seems too lightweight for his own routine.

Review date: 31 Oct 2007
Reviewed by: Steve Bennett

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