Alun Cochrane at the Just For Laughs London showcase

Note: This review is from 2010

Review by Steve Bennett

Inveterate timewaster Alun Cochrane’s subdued approach was perhaps a little too subtle for the more alcohol-soaked punters, but his downplayed charm did eventually win over the room, with a set that focussed on the most inconsequential minutiae of his daydreamer’s thrill-free life. This is a man who not only has a favourite gas hob, but also the desire to share that information with the world.

If you want powerful political polemic, go elsewhere, but this unaffected exposure of his petty distractions is quietly delightful.

Review date: 18 Jan 2010
Reviewed by: Steve Bennett

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