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The Essential Tom Stade – 12 Nights Only! (CKP by arrangement with Comedy Store Management & 4DVD)

By | Published on Sunday 25 August 2013

The foul mouthed, smooth talking Tom Stade returns to the Fringe with a showcase of his all time greatest routines; seamlessly blending material from over his entire career. The opening seemed a little tired and long winded, as if he couldn’t deliver old jokes with the same freshness and energy of new ones; getting bigger laughs just talking to the audience. However, he picked up steam as the show continued, refined and tested material consistently hitting the mark and keeping the audience in stitches. Brilliantly entertaining, rewarding for old fans and a great introduction for newcomers. But, like in music, you can’t judge an artist’s ‘greatest hits’ CD on the same level as a good album.

The Assembly Rooms, until 25 Aug, 9.20pm
tw rating 4/5 | [Julian Joseph]