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The 90’s In Half An Hour – Free (Marc Burrows / Laughing Horse Free Festival)

By | Published on Saturday 20 August 2011

Limiting his show to 30 minutes is a canny move by Marc Burrows, as it ensures that there are no slow moments. Confident and well prepared, Burrows is a genial host who encourages us to recall the heady days of the 1990s. His style of humour is cosy and unchallenging – anyone looking for a satire of 1990s politics will be disappointed. Instead we get gentle anecdotes about Britpop and Tamagochi that amuse but never have us rolling in the aisles. Despite Burrows finding his own material funnier than we do, he’s a competent comic, particularly when telling tales from his own life. A Peter Kaye for the 1090s generation, and that’s meant as both a compliment and a criticism.

Laughing Horse at The Three Sisters, 6 – 28 Aug (not 15), 3.00pm (3.30pm), free, fpp126.
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