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Al Lubel Is Mentally Al (EMX Management Presents)

By | Published on Wednesday 21 August 2013

Although labelled as comedy, this strange hour is closer to a one-man show, as Lubel presents us with an extreme version of himself to talk us through his life. Playing on the self-righteous, self-indulgent image that many comedians present, he deludes himself into thinking the audience want to know every detail about Al Lubel. With a very dry and monotone delivery, his material largely focuses on his mother’s obsession with him, giving us some entertaining anecdotes and pushing our good humour to its limit. Finishing with a song and dance, he presents us with “the real Al Lubel”. Divisive, this was a very clever and well-structured show- it will either leave you in stitches, or just disturbed.

Just the Tonic at The Caves  until 25 Aug (not 13), 10.30pm.
tw rating 4/5 [Christopher Spring]