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Alfie Moore – The Naked Stun (Mick Perrin Worldwide)

By | Published on Wednesday 6 August 2014

Ex-policeman and R4 funnyman Alfie Moore regales a sold-out studio with sleazy tales of Scunthorpe and Skegness. His punchlines are hit-and-miss, yet his kind face and beaming smile complement his plodding delivery, somehow turning his sordid anecdotes into something warm and cosy. Appreciative of the absurdity around him, his fact based wit and rational humour works in parts, and also makes him come across as the ideal policeman, reserved and restrained; this may work well when dealing with ruffians and drunkards, but it is less effective on hecklers and punters. The police use callous humour to deal with the hardships of the job, he says; sadly, this doesn’t translate well into to the civilian world of stand-up, preventing him from arresting anything more than a lukewarm reception.

Assembly George Square Studios, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [George Robb]