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The Big Value Comedy Show – Late (Just The Tonic)

By | Published on Thursday 25 August 2011

The Caves is such an unpleasant venue: it takes ages to file in, it’s hot, there are two toilets for 100+ people, water drips down the walls, and the air can’t be too good for you. All this creates a pressure-cooker environment for stand-up comedy. Combined with short set times and a quick turnover of comedians, the night-time delights on offer here only enhance the frenetic environment; it all creates an intimate, catalytic atmosphere, which is perfect for a spot of late-night comedy to end the day. Easily the best on the night I went was the effortlessly hilarious Carl Hutchinson, who captivates the audience with his perfectly timed suspenseful silences and plain-talking sense-making. An intense but worthwhile night.

Just The Tonic at The Caves, 4 – 28 Aug (not 17), 9.00pm (10.10pm), £5.00 – £10.00, fpp49.
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