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James Loveridge… And Other Losers! (James Loveridge / Sam Hastings / Darius Davies / Luke Capasso)

By | Published on Sunday 14 August 2011

James Loveridge has just moved to London. He mentions this fact six or seven times in twenty minutes – which is a shame, because his tales of provincial misadventure are by far the funniest parts of his set, delivered with witty self-deprecation and perfect timing. The role of the eponymous ‘Other Loser’ is tonight taken by Sam Hastings, whose routine on the essential differences between Americans and Brits is well-observed and smart. Unfortunately, he spends far too long condescendingly explaining London-centric jokes to the predominantly Scottish audience, meaning it’s hard to have much sympathy when his set is derailed by Scottish hecklers. A good show overall, but they’d do well to remember that life does exist outside the M25.

Laughing Horse at Jekyll & Hyde, 5 – 27 Aug (not 7, 14, 21), 5.35pm (6.35pm), free, fpp95.
tw rating 3/5