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Tiff Stevenson Optimist (Avalon Promotions Ltd)

By | Published on Friday 15 August 2014

Tiff Stevenson believes we are in the grip of an “asshole apocalypse”. How can we be optimists, she asks, in a world where the Kardashians exist? Her hour begins with a promise that she can cater to both the cultured and uncultured sides of the audience, with niche film references accompanied by mentions of everyday vodka and pregnancy tests scattered throughout the show. Although her observations are good, her material feels a bit all over the place; sometimes her darker stories and revelations come too suddenly, taking the audience by surprise and pushing the room into silence. It’s all very well being honest, but it is a stand up show and during these parts, and beyond, there are very few laughs.

Gilded Balloon, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Stephanie Gray]