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Craig Campbell’s Easy Tiger (Craig Campbell)

By | Published on Sunday 28 August 2016

Craig Campbell's 'Easy Tiger' Ed2016

‘Easy Tiger’ is an entertaining hour of stand-up, though Craig Campbell never quite finds his roar. Campbell’s natural charisma instantly endears him to the crowd because rather than twiddling his thumbs backstage before his show, he spends the time joking and interacting with the crowd. What follows is a perceptive and amusing hour of comedy, packed with anecdotes and observations. Campbell is full of excited energy but at times it boils over the top, and he unfortunately pads out good material with overtly expletive language. Furthermore, whilst his remarks about cultural differences are funny, they lack the real spark required to make people sit up and take notice. As one audience member summarised to me upon leaving: “he was good”.

The Stand, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [John Sampson]