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Seymour Mace Presents Marmaduke Spatula’s F*ckin’ Spectacular Cabaret Of Sunshine Show (Seymour Mace / The Stand Comedy Club)

By | Published on Sunday 11 August 2013

Wild eyed, half dressed and totally mental, Seymour Mace’s alter ego, Marmaduke Spatula, won’t be to everyone’s taste, but he went down a storm with the audience tonight. Absurdist to a fault, Mace keeps the energy high and the laughs coming, with idiotic audience games (can YOU eat a bag of marshmallows?), bizarre intermissions and songs about people who weren’t paedophiles in the Eighties. In such an off-beat show there’s always the odd misfire, but Mace doesn’t let them linger and we’re straight on to the next ridiculous moment. The end is a little self-indulgent and his drawing isn’t reliably funny, but this is otherwise a rip roaring, ridiculous rollercoaster of a show.

The Stand Comedy Club II, until 25 Aug (not 12), 7.10pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Andrew Bell]