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The Midnight Hour (PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Thursday 25 August 2011

Housing London’s Soho Comedy Club, the warm mahogany design of the Canon’s Gait pub provides an ideal venue for some chilled out, late night comedy. Unfolding in the throes of a convivial underground bunker, the gig offers fresh guests every show, compered by the wonderfully inured circuit veteran Kate Smurthwaite. Highlights included some light news probing from David Mulholland, which fed sharply into Kiwi Benjamin Crellin’s set on British idiosyncrasies and New Zealand lifestyle. Though a little slow at times, and perhaps missing the intimacy which a venue such as The Stand affords, the comics flirted with the audience’s boundaries before rounding the night off with style, whoops and just enough cheers – not to forget the beers!

The Canons’ Gait, 5 – 29 Aug (not 6, 7, 14, 21, 28), 11.59pm (1.00am), free, fpp119.
tw rating 3/5