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Chris Betts – Social Animal (EMX Management)

By | Published on Saturday 29 August 2015

Chris Betts

Chris Betts has an incredible beard. If I could write an entire review on it, I would. Once I got past the beard though, I found some stand-up. Drawing on thirteen years of bar-tending experience, and his resulting belief that the job shows the best and worst of humanity, Betts takes us through some of his observations and discoveries. From extracts from his toilet graffiti collection, to his preferred approach to dealing with bar fights, Betts draws out plenty of laughs with his observational comedy. Sometimes larger sections of reasoning are too lengthy to hold much interest, but the great moments come when Betts becomes animated, particularly during his impressions. The beard is good, the laughs are good – what’s not to like?

Pleasance Courtyard, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Stephanie Gray]