Jane Hill – Original Review

Note: This review is from 2009

Review by Steve Bennett

Jane Hill has a nice poise on stage, but her material is rather too mild to make an impact. It’s largely about being middle-aged and middle-class, with observations about dating when you’re older, Christmas round-robin newsletters and You Tube that are likely to raise a smile, rather than a hearty guffaw.

And when she moves onto gaggier material or comments about her ‘lady garden’, she appears to be trying too hard for it to be naturally funny. Only a stand-out gag about line dancing bucks the trend.

Hill’s the sort of act that might make agreeable dinner-party chat, or possibly a wryly amusing newspaper column, but doesn’t have enough oomph for a truly memorable live set.

Review date: 26 Apr 2009
Reviewed by: Steve Bennett

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