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Danny Ward – Pressure Point (EdCom / Free Festival)

By | Published on Saturday 24 August 2013

This outstanding stand-up show started with a literal bang, as Danny Ward bounded onstage with a triplet of party poppers; and the high energy level continued throughout. The highly-strung Ward talked about his personal struggles with stress and anxiety, and explored the possible causes. From huge rants about Rimmel and the real ‘London look’ (think ‘sweaty commuter’), to demonstrations of his Buddhist coping techniques, Ward had the audience in stitches. The delivery of his routine did seem a little over-rehearsed, and his spur-of-the-moment comebacks were slow and a little disappointing. Nevertheless, evident practice also meant the show was slick, quick, and packed with funny material. A perfect recipe for fighting stress.

Laughing Horse @ The White Horse, until 25 Aug, 4.45pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Victoria Beardwood]