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Matt Winning And Lolly Adefope

By | Published on Saturday 23 August 2014

First up in this double bill, Lolly Adefope does character comedy as Gemma, a secretary who’s stumbled into the role of useless stand-up comic. If anything, there’s a bit too much of the uselessness – it works better when Adefope drops out of character for a knowing aside. Matt Winning goes more for the surreal, scattergunning one-liners in among longer (mostly slightly too long, in fact) routines. There’s a stronger finish with ‘Antiques Roadshow’, ‘Top Gear’ and a very silly, good fun game show bit. The double-bill is a nice format (who decided comedians should do an hour, anyway?) and both Winning and Adefope are engaging stage presences with promising bits, but both sets are ultimately slightly hit and miss.

Southsider, until 23 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]