Jay Ryan – Original Review

Note: This review is from 2007

Review by Steve Bennett

Newcomer Jay Ryan is, it’s fair to say, a larger gentlemen, and much of his act revolves around his considerable girth. He’s wise enough to ensure that’s not the entirety of his set, but we do get a rather predictable routine about anorexics.

Aside from this, Liverpudlian Ryan has a few nice gags, but too many of the punchlines are lukewarm, and certainly not strong enough to justify the long-winded build-ups.

What Ryan does have, however, is a supremely relaxed style. He’s always engaging and radiates the warmth of a Sellafield fuel rod. You want to like him, even if he doesn’t have the material to make you love him.

Review date: 2 Nov 2007
Reviewed by: Steve Bennett

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