Ben Harland – Original Review

Note: This review is from 2008

Review by Steve Bennett

Newcomer Ben Harland's persona is of an awkward, nervously fey comedian ill at ease on stage. It’s a difficult tightrope to walk, as the ever-present danger is that the audience cannot distinguish fake nervousness from the real thing, and so lose that all-important confidence that the comic is going to be funny. And indeed Harland can almost cropper on that front.

But behind the odd, effeminate act, genuine charm shines through. Unfortunately, he’s let down by some patchy material, but his approach is strangely intriguing.

Review date: 31 Oct 2008
Reviewed by: Steve Bennett

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