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Steve Hall’s Very Still Life (Avalon Promotions)

By | Published on Thursday 25 August 2011

Poor Steve Hall, sensible member of madcap sketch trio ‘We Are Klang’: not only was his Australian wife’s visa rejected during the first eight months of his marriage, leaving him alone and heartbroken in London, but he’s no longer the most famous Steve Hall in the entertainment industry after that embarrassing pensioner danced into the limelight on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’. This bitter-sweet performance is as polished and entertaining as you’d expect from the man chosen to be Russell Howard’s support act on recent stadium tours. Hall’s self-deprecating anecdotes work brilliantly, with an absolutely lovely story about chatting up women via online Scrabble. Unfortunately, his risqué jokes are inappropriate and misguided; don’t drop such clangers next time, Steve.

Pleasance Courtyard, 3 – 29 Aug (not 15), 8.30pm (9.30pm), £7.00 – £9.50, fpp155.
tw rating 3/5