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Henry Paker – Classic Paker (Mick Perrin Worldwide)

By | Published on Saturday 31 August 2013

Henry Paker typifies the nice-guy way to do observational comedy. Bounding around with an affable and highly watchable physicality, he brings punchy laughs and fresh angles to routine comedic subjects. Utterly inoffensive, his set is far from revolutionary; as the title suggests, his jokes are decidedly classic, familiar and a long way from breaking any new ground. Thankfully, Paker packs enough quick-wit and energy into his charming set to justify the safe material. His remarks about living with the many versions of his fiancé (like Admin Yasmin) and being beyond the ‘shared bath stage’ are genuinely funny, and the audience indisputably enjoyed themselves. For personable observational comedy done right, Paker’s your man; avoid if you prefer your comedians to have a little edge.

Underbelly Bristo Square, until 26 Aug, 6.45pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Polly Davidson]