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Eric Lampaert (Phil McIntyre Entertainments by arrangement with Lisa Thomas Management)

By | Published on Sunday 14 August 2011

“I don’t really have a structure. Sometimes it’s good, other times—like tonight—it’s brilliant”. Yeah, not so much. The fact that Eric Lampaert is painfully aware that a lot of his improvisations are not working does certainly make for an amusing show. It cannot, however, be the basis for a successful comedy career. The talent is certainly there; his enthusiasm, over-zealous hand gesticulation and indeterminable speed of delivery is reminiscent of Russell Brand – no bad thing in my book. The whole thing is rather too slapdash, though, and there are only so many times that you can laugh at the fact that a joke is going nowhere. Go if you feel you can be satiated by raw talent alone.

Pleasance Courtyard, 3 – 29 Aug (not 16), 6.00pm (7.00pm), £8.00 – £12.00, fpp72.
tw rating 3/5