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Lee Kern – Bitter Twitter (Live Nation Presents)

By | Published on Monday 19 August 2013

Kern is obsessed with Twitter, in a simultaneously ironic and genuine sense, which fills him with self-loathing whilst also vaguely amusing both him and us. He loves prowling the feed – usually late at night – to troll celebrities. Alex Reid, Lee Ryan, Philip Schofield – none are free from the piercing gaze of our lone hero, as he desperately tries to get a response or, praise be, a retweet from them. The set is a curious one: delivered with a Powerpoint, but flowing and natural at the same time. The jokes are funny, but as Kern talks they are projected behind him. This could make him redundant, but his self-deprecating wit just about makes it worth coming out.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, until Aug 26 (not 12), 8.15pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [James Hampson]