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Jack Whitehall: Let’s Not Speak Of This Again (Chambers Management)

By | Published on Tuesday 30 August 2011

From the second Jack Whitehall bounds onto the stage, leaping down to high-five the audience, strutting nonchalantly around, it is obvious that he has charisma by the boatload. His opening gambit to the crowd – “You’re all beautiful! All of you!” – is pure rock-star in magnitude. It’s a shame, then, that his material isn’t equal to his stage presence. Routines about lads’ holidays and his mum are funny, but not particularly original or exciting, and at times he comes dangerously close to accidental caricature: more than once, his anecdotes about student living and Jagermeister put me in mind of Unexpected Items’ infamous ‘Gap Yah’ video. Bombastic and sometimes brilliant, ‘Let’s Not Speak Of This Again’ is nevertheless an anticlimax.

Venue 150 at EICC, 18 – 27 Aug (not 21, 22, 23, 24), 9.30pm (10.40pm), £13.00 – £15.00, fpp94.
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