Dan Bland – Original Review

Note: This review is from 2007

Review by Steve Bennett

Dan Bland hampers himself with a truly irritating staccato delivery. Putting pauses into. Every single sentence. Splitting them into. Unnatural phrases. In a bid to get. A rhythm going. He seems to have adopted it out of fear from exposing his personality, rather than because the gags need such a forced speech pattern, so the upshot is that it creates a wall between himself and the audience.

It’s a shame as there’s some quite nifty bits of writing here, especially on the topics of AA meetings, Beachy Head as a holiday spot and people being ‘hit by a bus’. The writing shows promise, but the gag rate, and the delivery, needs to be ramped up.

Review date: 31 Oct 2007
Reviewed by: Steve Bennett

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