George Egg at Good Lord! It's The Raymond & Mr Timpkins Revue And Friends

Note: This review is from 2009

Review by Steve Bennett

Novelty act George Egg attempts the cheesy bad magician shtick - but it's fair to say he’s no Tommy Cooper. On paper, his ham-fisted tricks, stupid props and faux bonhomie could have the same daft appeal as tonight’s hosts, but it seems much more forced. He has the air not of a silly entertainer having some frivolous fun, but the rather-too-desperate-to-please office joker trying every trick in the book to get attention.

Yet the act seems strangely sluggish, lacking the effortless pizzazz needed to sell this sort of cheesy, zany fare. There are a couple of successful slick tricks, and the odd strong sight gag, but we’re dangerously close to children’s party entertainment here.

Review date: 26 May 2009
Reviewed by: Steve Bennett
Reviewed at: Hove Fletch at St Andrews

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