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Gavin (Gavin Webster / The Stand Comedy Club)

By | Published on Sunday 14 August 2011

As the title perhaps might not indicate, Webster’s prime target is the twenty-something. Yet his railing against their upward inflections and overuse of the word ‘like’ is not articulate enough to transcend the obviousness. A likeable, effusive man, his show sadly lacks comedic impact, and after a promising start, things peter out; a Frankie Boyle impression is a particular low point. The show’s blurb advertises a “rabble-rousing” comic, but this is more like listening to a mildly amusing talk; though there is the occasional good riff, nothing is really memorable. I no longer qualify for a young person’s railcard, but I imagine I will be classed as a c**t for saying hilarity is not here.

The Stand Comedy Club II, 3 – 28 Aug (not 4, 15), 5.50pm (6.50pm), £7.00 – £8.00, fpp82.
tw rating 2/5