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Rik ‘N Mix (Rik Carranza)

By | Published on Thursday 11 August 2011

“Highs and lows, stuff to work on…” – host Rik Carranza says it all. Intent on talking to every one of us, he fails to wring any comedy out of our replies to the classic cliché, “Hi, where you from?” By the end of the hour, we’ve seen a rambling Glaswegian, a woman whining about her weight, and a gangly man who laughed at himself more than anyone else – so really, a standard night down the pub. Since the ‘mix’ of acts changes daily, it is likely you will see moments of promise from Carranza and his guests, yet his act is so reliant on audience interaction that only a sympathetic and less self-conscious audience could really bring out the best of him.

Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 4 – 28 Aug (not 8, 15, 22), 5.15pm (6.15pm), free, fpp141.
tw rating 1/5