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Tom Bell Begins (Draw HQ)

By | Published on Tuesday 23 August 2011

Taking inspiration from the masked avenger, Tom Bell begins his set with a jaunt through the crowd, balancing like some sort of dark cat-like knight amidst the tottering tabletops. Bedecked in a mesmerising cardigan, this cape-less crusader overwhelms the forces of sub-standard comedy with a barrage of reliable anecdotal japery. It ranges from the through-flowing and uncanny parallelisms between himself and a certain Bruce Wayne, to a surreal musical episode where he stands jigging while reciting the different species of sustainable fish. Important environmental messages aside, this is a stand-out show from a personable and charming comic. His humour is zany, his guitar-tuning zanier – if you weren’t laughing, well, you just didn’t get it.

Just The Tonic at The Tron, 4 – 28 Aug (not 16, 21), 3.40pm (4.40pm) £5.00 – £8.50, fpp160.
tw rating 3/5