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Adam Larter – The Legend Of Bob Geldof (And Other Short Stories) – Free Comedy (Adam Larter)

By | Published on Thursday 18 August 2011

Essentially, Adam Larter is a deranged overgrown seven year-old that someone allowed to play with enormous bits of paper and crayons in a quest to make up the best story ever. The result? A series of five occasionally brilliant and occasionally bizarre tales that had the audience giggling with bemused laughter. His attempt at a political allegory was inspired but his history of Live Aid – the basis for the show’s title – went on too long. Larter’s set was joyfully coherent in a nervously madcap kind of way but mainly lacked polish and editing rather than ideas. His performance still felt rather too amateurish, though that is admittedly part of its charm. Certainly one to watch for the future.

Laughing Horse at City Cafe, 6 – 28 Aug, 3.00pm (4.00pm), free, fpp33.
tw rating 3/5