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Start The Karl (Karl Schultz/Pay What You Want)

By | Published on Sunday 4 August 2013

It’s never a good sign when the comedian is laughing more than you. This was probably due to a combination of nerves and the failure of most of the technology and props that this show was heavily dependent on. It is almost certain to improve as the run continues, but at the moment this is woefully underprepared. There were glimmers of an accomplished style of physical comedy, especially in the opening scenes, in an act consisting of several character sketches, including a pub landlord. But that’s all I could understand, as lines kept dissolving into giggles, leaving me struggling to catch up with the already surreal plotlines. Some interesting concepts, but let down by the lack of practise.

Heroes @ The Hive, until 25 Aug (not 14), 4.00pm.
tw rating 1/5 | [Isobel Steer]