ED2013 3/5 Reviews ED2013 Comedy Reviews

Unmanageable (Kim Hope and Larry Dean are:)

By | Published on Saturday 10 August 2013

Hope and Dean both lived up to their title, covering subjects ranging from homophobia to sexual pursuits in a short set, lasting 35 minutes. Much was entertaining, but there was an inherent problem: these energetic comedians lacked substance behind their bravado. Everything was in place to shock the audience, but deft comic delivery was often absent, resulting in a few jokes falling rather flat. Both were engaging performers and managed to hold the crowd’s attention and appreciation, in a somewhat muggy venue. But whilst doing their best to be unmanageable, the real issue here was that they just weren’t troublesome enough.

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, until 25 Aug, 3.14pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Robert McGowan Stuart]