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Three Men And A Saucepan – Free (Ian Miller, David Jesudason, Ben Shannon / Laughing Horse)

By | Published on Sunday 4 August 2013

Embracing the concept of pan-handling literally, and performer desperation with a wink, is as close to a recurring theme as you’ll get between these three very different comedians, to whom you will coincidentally get very close (The Attic is appropriately named). Ben Shannon is a likeable presence whose relaxed hand on the tiller eases the audience into the situation, combining a light-hearted patter and confidence beyond his years. That ease is subsequently shattered by Ian Miller’s brutal outsider perspective, his persona swinging between pitiable and confrontational, courting offence over amusement. David Jesudason picks up the pieces, the more anecdotal and self-aware of the three, stringing together droll recollections of his childhood and his time on the road as a stand-up.

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, until 25 Aug, 3.00pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Joe Abel]