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Elis James – Do You Remember The First Time? (Phil McIntyre Entertainments)

By | Published on Wednesday 10 August 2011

Elis James ruffles his hair as he talks, bouncing about the stage and delivering his punchlines with an irresistibly roguish grin. He looks pleased with himself, like a mate down the pub who has just told a good anecdote. His stories about peeing in the local pool and his first kiss are ones we can all relate to, which is perhaps why we are all laughing. Although he deserves to be playing to much larger audiences it would be a shame to lose the cosy, confessional atmosphere that James creates. Trying to explain when I got home why I was still giggling maniacally to myself, I was only able to surrender, “You had to be there.” And you do.

Pleasance Courtyard, 3-29 (not 18, 20), 8.15pm (9.15pm), £8.00 – £12.00, fpp71.
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