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Sally-Anne Hayward – Don’t Judge Me (Sally-Anne Hayward / The Stand Comedy Club)

By | Published on Saturday 20 August 2011

‘Don’t Judge Me’ is the title of Sally-Anne Hayward’s show this year, but her audience barely need the instruction; her well-observed – if not inoffensive – brand of humour makes it difficult to do anything of the sort. The set consists of clever observations and sharp punch lines, mostly on Hayward’s own experiences: her jobs, her weight, her relationships. It’s a road that’s been trod many times before, but Hayward does it better than most; clearly enjoying herself, she quickly builds a rapport with the audience, chatting about memories and endearingly laughing at her own gags. It’s not going to win over any fans of alternative comedy, but Hayward is first and foremost a crowd-pleaser, and it’s a job she does very well indeed.

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV, 3 – 28 Aug (not 4, 15), 12.05pm (1.05pm), £7.00 – £8.00, fpp146.
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