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Mitch Benn Is The 37th Beatle (IMWP)

By | Published on Monday 12 August 2013

Mitch Benn is an accomplished performer, combining witty musical anecdotes with Beatles parodies (complete with a Lennon voice-enhancer). This expertly-crafted satire is perfect for both hardcore music aficionados and those entirely ignorant; Benn’s first song explains who the rock ‘n’ roll band were through a hilarious comparison to One Direction. His intentionally tenuous claim to be the 37th Beatle was unravelled throughout the show, along with a list of 36 other individuals with more established links to the Fab Four. What really sets the show apart is that it’s incredibly well-researched, informative and engaging. Benn’s fast-paced trawl through the life and legacy of the Beatles (and why Simon Cowell will never emulate their success) held the audience totally captivated.

The Stand Comedy Club III & IV, until 25 Aug (not 12), 3.00pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Jonathan Mayo]