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Steve Bugeja Tries Hard (Steve Bugeja / Free Festival)

By | Published on Saturday 17 August 2013

I’m afraid I’m going have to discredit the title of the performance. Reciting some weak material to the audience for a grand total of 35 minutes is just not trying hard enough. He certainly has some comic ability, but it was hidden behind the tired, conventional topics of light entertainment: shopping, sexual dysfunction etc. etc. He did manage to deal well with some drunken older audience members in the front row (who seem to have grown to endemic levels this year), but they were making a point- you have to try harder if you want to keep people’s attention. If he were to attempt some bolder comedy, then he could certainly move up a few rungs on the ladder of showbiz.

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, until 25 Aug, 6.55pm.
tw rating 2/5 | [Robert McGowan Stuart]