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Alun Cochrane – A Show With A Man In It (Alun Cochrane)

By | Published on Thursday 13 August 2015

Alun Cochrane

Alun Cochrane starts his show by telling us just how boring he is. Stand-up can certainly take boring experiences and find the humour in them, but Cochrane’s work as a “corporate after dinner speaker” seems to have weakened his material. He has the genial, relaxed manner of a highly experienced comedian, and there’s genuine warmth between him and his audience, but for the most part it’s incredibly generic: overpriced minibars; t-shirt preferences; dinner parties and arguments with his wife over ‘Antiques Roadshow’. This is observational comedy at its most gentle and unchallenging (despite the occasional routine about kidnapping). It is funny. I did laugh, though not as much as his mostly middle-aged audience, who were clearly having a lovely time.

The Stand, until 30 Aug
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