Ian Fox – Original Review | Review by Steve Bennett

Ian Fox – Original Review

Note: This review is from 2007

Review by Steve Bennett

Ian Fox is clearly aiming to write bad-taste jokes that can be shared around the pub. He used to start with Christopher Reeve gags, now it’s Michael Jackson.

He can write a gag, with brisk lines and memorable imagery – Womble-bumming, anyone? – which combines well with an almost childish delight at saying the wrong thing. But there’s also an over-familiarity in the premises, such as going to Amsterdam and taking drugs.

And it doesn’t help that he struggles to pick up any energy. There’s a fine line between a relaxed delivery and an unexciting one, and Fox strays over it rather too often.

Review date: 31 Oct 2007
Reviewed by: Steve Bennett

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