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Run, Deaf Boy, Run! (Steve Day / The Stand Comedy Club)

By | Published on Saturday 20 August 2011

As his title would suggest, Steve Day doesn’t shy away from his disability, and neither does it impair his comedy. Sporting a pair of hearing-aids, he is the first to make self-deprecating jokes about being “deaf with a little D”. The show’s focus is the journey of a man in training for the London Marathon. With no hint of a sob-story, Day is warm and inspiring, but honest enough to discourage people from running the 26 miles for themselves, and still prone to tripping over words every now and then. A mixture of storytelling and stand-up, the show is pleasant without being belly-laugh funny, but at least Day is comfortable enough to find humour in the size of his audience.

The Stand Comedy Club, 3 – 28 Aug (not 4, 15), 1.10pm (2.10pm), £7.00 – £8.00, fpp145.
tw rating 3/5