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Chris Mayo’s Identity Crisis (Chris Mayo)

By | Published on Friday 16 August 2013

Chris Mayo is willing to humiliate himself to make you laugh, and the end result is really rather charming. The show is self-deprecating to the extreme, as he displays photographs from childhood onwards to show his various identities to date – from infant magician, through awkward adolescence to the media roles of his twenties. We are brought through his autobiography from him not quite making ends meet, to his single-handedly making multi-million pound companies go bust with his own face. Mayo is an accomplished performer and is destined for bigger shows, where he wont have to tape up a bedsheet for his projection screen. He took down a heckler with confidence and ease, and ended the show with endearing poignancy. Sweet, easy comedy.

Just the Tonic at The Caves, until 25 Aug (not 13), 7.40pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Elizabeth Jewell]