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Bethany Black (Extra) Ordinary (Lee Martin for Gag Reflex)

By | Published on Wednesday 24 August 2016

Bethany Black is a comedienne teetering on the edge of stellar stardom but previously she’s had a rough couple of years with multiple bereavements, a broken engagement and enough horrific injuries to put you off roller derby for life. A self-proclaimed cat-loving Sapphic stereotype, Black pulls laughs out of the unlikeliest, often tragic, places with the command of a pro who has been headlining the Apollo for twenty years. Her journey to Channel Four, ‘Doctor Who’ and steadily rising star status makes for hilarious if sometimes incredulous listening. A total delight. It’s a safe prediction that Black’s audience won’t fit in the intimate space of The Stand 2 for much longer so don’t miss this small show with heart and laughs, like her beloved Tardis, bigger on the inside.

The Stand Comedy Club 2, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Francesca Peschier]