Robert Commiskey at the 2010 Laughing Horse new act final

Note: This review is from 2010

Review by Steve Bennett

American emigree Robert Commiskey ratchets up his geekiness and social awkwardness for his disjointed, sometimes confused set, but struggles to make any real impact. He startswith some straightforward but effective material about British habits he’s learned of since living here - not least our love of the double entendre.

His observation about our phone sign-offs was especially incisive, but he couldn’t sustain the quality, and other sections of his set held together less well, with the lines between idea and punchline frequently getting tangled. He’s not bereft of ideas, but expressing them properly can elude him.

Review date: 31 May 2010
Reviewed by: Steve Bennett
Reviewed at: The Dogstar

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