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Ian Smith – Flappable (CKP in association with DAA Managment)

By | Published on Friday 8 August 2014

As the temperature in the venue soared, I was preparing myself for a very long hour. However, Ian Smith’s skilful pacing, stylish call-backs and generally amiable quality make the time fly by. He combines that familiar, self-deprecating style of comedy (BBC3, do you have Smith’s number yet?) with good timing and some genuinely original ideas. The audience participation, though relatively infrequent, is good natured. It adds an enjoyable dimension to proceedings, particularly compared to other shows where a front row seat can fill even a seasoned comedy fan with terror. Smith has put together a great show here: it would be wise to see ‘Flappable’ before it moves to a bigger, less personal venue.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [David O’Connor]