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Adam Rowe: Bittersweet Little Lies (Adam Rowe)

By | Published on Tuesday 9 August 2016

Adam Rowe Ed2016

It was strange watching a comic as confident as Adam Rowe tell jokes that were for the most part a bit, well, nothing. His likeable persona seemed to resonate with the audience, but if you happened to find the recurring claim “I’m only honest when I’m onstage or drunk” or the her-indoorsy discussion of his ex-girlfriend off-putting, he was grating as hell. He also used his own weight to justify a fatphobic routine that was at the expense of others rather than himself and this, like most of the show, was extremely light on the punchlines. The humour instead came from simply saying things with good delivery; rare were the actual jokes.

Just The Tonic at The Caves, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Nina Keen]