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Damian Clark in G’Damo! (Damian Clark)

By | Published on Saturday 17 August 2013

‘G’Damo’ is a stand-up show of weirdly contradictory moments. Every joke – and I honestly do mean every single joke – is genuinely, gut-burstingly funny. Even better, the routine is intricately crafted with multiple clever call-backs, which resonate time and again, becoming funnier and funnier in a comedy feedback-loop reminiscent of Stewart Lee’s style, though Clark is far cheerier than Lee. The problem is one of pacing, and rhythm. Every time Clark had the audience reeling with laughter he waited just a fraction too long before striking again, losing momentum and having to build up from scratch again. It’s a minor flaw though, and he is scorchingly funny and charmingly engaging throughout, he’s just not quite perfect. Not yet, at least.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, until 26 Aug (not 12), 7.00pm.
tw rating 4/5 [Andrew Leask]