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Andrew Lawrence – There Is No Escape (Andrew Lawrence / Chambers Management)

By | Published on Tuesday 6 August 2013

Lawrence himself states that he doesn’t have the expected presence of a comedian, preferring to shuffle on stage quietly rather than welcome the applause he receives. He describes flicking a switch in his head before gigs, and this is clear from his self-deprecating humour; though how much is part of an act compared to his natural character is hard to tell. He makes his way through with little organisation, occasionally reassuring the audience that he does have some real material planned. The show suffers because of his choice to go with the flow, but ultimately only one fact matters – he’s a damn funny guy, and does extraordinarily well to maintain an atmosphere in a less than packed venue.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 25 Aug, 8.50pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Stephanie Gray]