|[LJ2ME] Yet more at the fringe
||[Aug. 13th, 2007|10:37 am]
Yesterday, we managed a new record for us of 7 shows, so a couple more reviews to go!
Starting our evening's comedy, we saw News Revue. As expected, it was a mix of songs, sketches and witty one liners. I'd say that pretty much every one worked, and most were excellent. The mix between the styles was good, and there were a fair number of skits that made you both think a laugh. Shame the venue was so hot... 4 stars
Finally, we decided on a spot of late night stand up, in the form of Political Animal. Pity we didn't remember how bad the last thing like this was. This one was bad bad bad. Andy Zoltsman was the compare, and was pretty good, but occasionally got a bit lost. The first act was rambling, a bit ranty, and not funny for enough of the time. The second guy was so shockingly bad it defies description. He wasn't funny. He ranted and depressed, incoherently. Just shockingly bad. Then we had some young guy who was ok, but no political content to the routine. Finally, an american came on who was ok, but over a third of his material was years old, and not as good as the likes of the now show on the same topics. All in all, a huge disappointment. 1.5 stars