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Tom Craine – Crying On A Waltzer (Avalon Promotions)

By | Published on Wednesday 14 August 2013

“I might be an idiot, but at least I’m not a prick”. Tom Craine, of Jigsaw and R4 fame, led us through a comical review of his past year, which, it seems, has been miserable. Charming and instantly likeable, Craine discussed everything from his recent break-up to Christmas with his parents, offering material of the kind anyone can relate to, and keeping his sympathetic audience laughing all evening. The main focus of this self-proclaimed idiot’s set is his break-up with his girlfriend, a fellow comedian, and he covers every corner of the failure of that relationship, from the moving out moment, to post-break up blues, and on to considering a proposal; real life stories which really struck a chord, and generated mirth, despite the sadness. Which just proves that Tom Craine is simply a really funny guy, whatever the subject matter.

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tw rating 5/5 | [Sarah Virgo]