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Tom Binns Does Ivan Brackenbury And Others

By | Published on Sunday 4 August 2013

This show was schizophrenic in the extreme. To begin with, Tom Binns came on-stage and delivered an adequate, if unexciting, generic stand up routine. But get past the flatness of this and you’ll be rewarded with a hyperactive treat, for he then morphed into his comedy alter-ego Ivan Brackenbury; the hospital radio DJ who plays songs to unfortunate patients that are inappropriate in the extreme. To say the least. Binns’ well known (not to mention award-nominated) radio DJ persona has been well thought out and is technically excellent, so if one joke didn’t connect then plenty more were sure to rapidly follow. The more intoxicated members of the audience in particular enjoyed the rowdiness of the show as it wore on; it’s safe to say that this is not one for winding down with after a long day of watching performances.

The Hive, until 25 Aug, 9.00pm.  
tw rating 4/5 | [Ian Freeman]