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Kevin Day – Standy Uppy (So Comedy by arrangement with Troika)

By | Published on Friday 22 August 2014

Kevin Day has briefly removed himself from his career, as a ‘Have I Got News For You’ writer and professional football enthusiast, to dip his toe back into the unforgiving waters of stand-up. While he certainly has the pedigree, Day comes across as slightly uncomfortable on stage but, after an 18-year hiatus, maybe that’s to be expected. Despite a plethora of brutal put downs aimed at deserving villains (Jim Davidson, Rebecca Brooks), Day does try to find some meaning in his show and it almost works. He has clearly undergone an almost spiritual transformation recently, but can’t yet work out how or when to fit that into his comedy hour. It’s entirely believable that he will return next year with a much-improved show.

Gilded Balloon, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [David O’Connor]