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Michael Legge – Free Wi-Fi (Michael Legge / The Stand Comedy Club)

By | Published on Friday 9 August 2013

Michael Legge takes the stage – to ‘Eye Of The Tiger’, no less – where his initial upbeat, cheery demeanour lasts all of a minute or two; relieved of his happy face, he begins to question why comedians have to be cheerful, not tragic, and we can be assured that now the show has now properly begun. Impersonating a poisonous bunch of Twitter-whingers, and subsequently pulling out a printed list of things he despises, Legge is vitriolic, but gloriously funny. His charismatic brand of loneliness and bitterness is hilarious and oddly uplifting. Legge unfortunately lost his thread once or twice and scuppered a joke or two, but deserves a resounding recommendation.

The Stand Comedy Club II, until 25 Aug (not 12), 3.40pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Elizabeth Jewell]