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Dana Alexander – Is This Really Happening? (Dana Alexander / The Stand Comedy Club)

By | Published on Thursday 15 August 2013

Slide-shows with stand-up comedy can represent a fine line. They can add to the narrative structure of the show or provide an unwelcome distraction; and unfortunately for Dana Alexander it proved the latter. Taking us on a journey through her life, Alexander demonstrates how she became who she is,  and offers some cracking observations about our times and culture along the way. Alexander is a warm, charismatic and incredibly funny stand-up comedian, and I would be happy to listen to her jokes all day  long. The slide-show indicated a lack of confidence, which baffles. Sadly, this is a potentially brilliant show, ruined by technology.

The Stand Comedy Club, until 25 Aug (not 12), 9.20pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Christopher Spring]