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Silky – It Was This Show Or Have Kids (Silky / The Stand Comedy Club)

By | Published on Sunday 11 August 2013

Silky opens himself up to his audience with an hour of often touching, and always funny stand-up. His fluent and intelligent storytelling is impressive, and carries with it a genuine sense of character. Assurances are made to the audience that they must have fun, and jokes are offered on demand if somebody raises their hand; a touch that gives the show a friendly, informal feel. Silky’s willingness and capacity to laugh at himself is another aspect that adds warmth, as is the bitter sweet final revelation of his dilemma, and the tragicomic sense of being trapped between the things he loves the most. This is a performer whose genuine charm captures his crowd. I urge you to go and see it for yourself.

The Stand Comedy Club II, until 25 Aug (not 12), 2.30pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Tom Bateman]