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Luke Toulson – Laid Back Grouch (Luke Toulson / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Friday 22 August 2014

Parenthood and getting older are fairly well trodden comedic ground, but there’s a reason for that: they’ll happen to quite a lot of people who also happen to like comedy. Where Luke Toulson veers from the worn path somewhat is, rather than sentimentality, he focuses on the less positive things which parents think about their offspring (but cannot say aloud). Interspersing other fun flights of fancy about cats, strip clubs, ‘The Sound of Music’ and the case for introducing class A drugs into nursing homes, Toulson combines a likeable stage presence with an agreeable, laid back delivery. Although the pace does sag a little in places, it’s largely an enjoyable hour of good comedy.

Cabaret Voltaire, until 23 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]