Reviews

Review – Dr Brown, Because

If ever there was a room divider it was Dr Brown. He is audacious, juvenile, and a bit of a bully, and his show Because is one of the funniest and oddest around, writes Paul Fleckney. “Good evening,” says Dr Brown, 50 minutes into an hour-long show. That’s right, it’s the first time he’s spoken(…)

Review – Asher Treleaven, Secret Door

Ben Clover can’t fault Asher Treleaven for energy, but the Australian comic and Edinburgh Newcomer Award nominee floundered badly at the Soho Theatre Even if I’d caught this show on a good night I don’t think I’d have liked it much. You can’t fault Asher Treleaven for energy, but the Australian comic floundered badly in(…)

Review – Lee Nelson’s Well Good Tour

Lee Nelson’s latest one cements his popularity among his army of fans, even though it’s not the most memorable of shows, says Paul Fleckney It says something about the hold Lee Nelson has over his audience that they are so keen to suffer his sharp tongue. The majority of Nelson’s Well Good Tour is taken(…)

Review: Jon Richardson – Don’t Happy, Be Worry

You want laughter from the belly and the brain? Try the latest show by young grump Jon Richardson, writes Ben Clover.To call this show a rueful meditation on what it means to be happy would be inaccurate. It’s Jon Richardson relating a series of embarrassing anecdotes that mostly reflect poorly on him and a Premiership(…)

Review – Nick Mohammed is Mr Swallow

Last year he produced a superb and touching show about the moon landing, and he is about to be support act on Angelos’s UK tour – but is Nick Mohammed’s latest show up to scratch? Ben Clover finds out. I’m a newcomer to the Twitter and radio sensation that is Mr Swallow and was a(…)

Review – Stewart Lee, Vegetable Stew

Ben Clover finds Stewart Lee’s Vegetable Stew a little more silly and a little less ranty than usual, but no less precise. Stewart Lee isn’t going to let something like gravity interfere with his act. Near the start of Vegetable Stew he says it isn’t a show with an arc like previous 60-minuters, but it’s(…)