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Damion Larkin – Cuddly Dreamer (Damion Larkin)

By | Published on Saturday 20 August 2011

Reeling out long lists of health complaints, one might mistake this for Larkin’s group therapy rather than stand-up. The theme of the show seems to be ‘regrets from the past’ rather than ‘dreams for the future’; it involves projections of a younger, fitter Damion, and numerous photos of an ex-girlfriend from years ago who is blamed for his current misery. Self-pitying rather than self-effacing, this stockbroker-turned-comedian simply lacks the comic skill to make this sort of material funny. He offers a few humorous moments, but often gives too much information about depressing personal stories with no discernible punchline. When he brought a rope on stage as his big finish, I had to stop myself from calling the Samaritans.

Just The Tonic at The Caves, 6 – 28 Aug (not 17), 4.00pm (5.00pm), £6.00 – £9.00, fpp62
tw rating 2/5