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Mark Olver – Dancing About Architecture (Philomena Productions)

By | Published on Tuesday 20 August 2013

Mark Olver is the genial host of a chat show about stand-up comedy, with guests differing daily. I saw a line up of four, including the ever popular Milton Jones. Olver’s questions, whilst not exactly hard-hitting, drew out honest and occasionally funny answers. The comedians discussed starting out in stand-up, and offered some pearls of advice to budding comedians, such as not worrying about judgement, and the importance of failure. There was also an interesting debate on the morality of swearing. Whilst the chat show offered an insight into the world of stand-up, it may fail to hold the attention of anyone not interested in actually becoming a performer. Even the speakers themselves looked a tad bored at times.

Assembly Checkpoint, until 22 Aug (not 15, 17, 18), 1.45pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Isobel Steer]