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Radiohead Redux (Dan Willis)

By | Published on Friday 19 August 2011

Fringe hero Dan Willis returns this year with ‘Radiohead Redux’, using music as its central focus. After easing the audience’s anxiety with banter concerning whether he should keep or change his introduction music, he launches into his set, playing tracks and then allowing stories, jokes and memories to blossom, Proustian style, from the tunes. He does chat to the audience throughout, though he never sacrifices his jokes to pounce on cheap laughs, instead working what he gets from the audience back into his routine. If there is a criticism, it’s in the relative lack of truly belly-shaking gags, with Willis content to keep his audience only heartily amused for the duration of the show.

Laughing Horse at Espionage, 4 – 28 Aug, 5.00pm (6.00pm), free, fpp140.
tw rating 4/5