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Laurence Owen – Lullabies Of Pervland

By | Published on Wednesday 6 August 2014

Laurence Owen is very good at trying to be funny. He’s confident, he writes songs about sex and Disney (sometimes together!), and is very competent at both playing the guitar and programming music. He knows about timing, and is a virtuoso of syllables, lyrics and melodies. He’s even formulated a complicated Star Wars conspiracy theory and can recite it like a master rhetorician. He can handle the technical apparatus of musical comedy like he should be very good. But sadly there’s no Grade 8 in Comedic Theory. Humour is organic, and Owen’s show is just too full of formulas and intricate mechanical workings. Go along to be impressed but, aside from a few moments of wit, don’t expect to laugh too much.

Fingers Piano Bar, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [George Robb]