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Nick Helm – Dare To Dream (Bound And Gagged Comedy in arrangement with Glorious Management)

By | Published on Friday 19 August 2011

Helm seems to be of the “If I shout, I will be funny” school of comedy. If you like your comedy arrogant and shameless, this may well be the show for you. But for the rest of us, the voiceless, stoic backing band was by far more appealing than their frontman. Helm sees himself as part rockstar, part lifestyle coach, and though it’s hard to disagree with his advocacy for dreaming, the show was too much like a dream itself – disconnected, jolting and ultimately unfulfilled. Alarming mood-swings and too much nudity so early in the day made an uncertain show, and though the songs had moments of humour, this was not enough to merit an audience.

Pleasance Courtyard, 3 – 29 Aug (not 10, 17), 4:00pm (5:00pm), £9.50 – £12.00, fpp126.
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