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You Shoulda Been Here Last Week (Paul Dennis And Jo Ogden / Laughing Horse Free Festival)

By | Published on Friday 26 August 2011

Originally I was going to give this show a 2* review; the compere seemed tired and was putting no effort in, the acts were a train of dull comedians all doing the same thing as everyone else on the circuit. But then something a little odd, but very amazing happened: filling time because the headline act had failed to show, someone darts on stage, whispers in the compere’s ear and her face drops. “Will you welcome to the stage Stewart Lee!” One of the most revered comedians on the circuit calmly walked on, did a smashing 15 minute set and then left, leaving a stunned audience behind him. Never has a show been more aptly named; you shoulda been there last week.

Laughing Horse at The Newsroom, 4 – 28 Aug (not 15), 11.30pm (00.30am), free, fpp166.
tw rating 4/5