ED2011 3/5 Reviews ED2011 Comedy Reviews

Nathan Dean Williams Presents… ‘The Buffet’ (Nathan Dean Williams)

By | Published on Wednesday 31 August 2011

If you, rather perversely, like your comedy bleak and depressing, this is the show for you. The characters on offer at this buffet are pretty unpalatable: a tearful and morose clown, a lonely woman feeding her husband to death, and a rabbit who’s bitter that he’s been rescued from a lab and has had his right to wear make-up taken away. Most of the sketches are only mildly amusing, until the last sketch, which is toe-curlingly good; it features a Norman Bates-type teacher forcing cake into the mouth of a blow-up doll who’s supposed to be his mother. That probably doesn’t sound great on paper; you have to be there. Duly, this show is worth going to see for the last sketch alone.

Just The Tonic at The Store, 4 – 28 Aug (not 16), 8.00pm (9.00pm), £5.00 – £7.50, fpp124.
tw rating 3/5