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Adam Hess And David Elms (Pay What You Want)

By | Published on Wednesday 7 August 2013

The named comedians took half an hour each to perform individual stand up sets, and the difference in style and quality of the two was striking. Kicking off the performance, David Elms seemed to lack material and provided a rather lacklustre performance. Short musical accompaniments played on the acoustic guitar were limp, and the vaguely humorous lyrics often fell flat. Saving the show somewhat, Adam Hess abandoned his partner’s rather futile attempts to engage the audience. Instead, he expended slightly more energy recounting various bizarre experiences, involving ex-girlfriends and scotch eggs. Whilst it may be fair to say that the quiet audience prevented the pair from really shining, there was little here for them to get animated about.

Heroes @ The Hive, until 25 Aug, 6.00pm.
tw rating 2/5 | [Jonathan Mayo]