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Simon Munnery – Hats Off For The 101ers, And Other Material

By | Published on Friday 26 August 2011

Munnery is confusing to behold at first, arriving on stage with a top hat spewing bubbles and a portable sound system, leaving his audience a little perplexed. Yet, this unconventional beginning slips away to reveal some excellent material. His monologues in particular stand out as tightly scripted gems; one, from the perspective of Sherlock Holmes, reveals him to have fluked all the cases before descending into a mad, surreal scene of people chanting “science, science, science”. The show lacks a stable structure, instead seeming to be a run-through of his recent writing – indeed, if it wasn’t for the strength of this writing, the show would have seemed a mess. And once the audience digest the entrance, the laughs are constant throughout.

The Stand Comedy Club, 1 – 29 Aug (not 2, 15), times vary, £7.00 – £10.00, fpp151.
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