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Chris Davis: Chinchilla Coats (Chris Davis)

By | Published on Friday 26 August 2016

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Chris Davis is living the dream. Specifically the dream of a child, foretold by an atavistic chinchilla, that he would one day be the greatest comedian ever to wear a chinchilla coat. His delivery is good, so is some of the material, with a nice turn of phrase. He has a stack of cue cards with back-up ‘proper’ jokes to deploy when things drift, which they do from time to time, and the audience has to do a bit of work to meet him half way to his occasionally dark places. So, greatest chinchilla-clad comedian? Sure, why not? Granted, the competition is thin on the ground, but Davis gamely goes for it in this surreal, if somewhat meandering hour.

Laughing Horse @ The Cellar Monkey, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]