Richard Bowen at the 2009 So You Think You're Funny Final

Note: This review is from 2009

Review by Steve Bennett

Newcomer Richard Bowen has an incredibly deadpan stance, all emotion drained from his voice. Such an approach is always challenging, because unless you’ve gags worthy of Steven Wright, it simply sounds boring. Bowen has got a couple of exquisite one-liners of that standard, but most fall quite some way short – and when the short format gives way to gags with longer set-ups, the lack of energy is fatal.

Review date: 6 Sep 2009
Reviewed by: Steve Bennett

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