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Ian Smith – Whereabouts (CKP)

By | Published on Thursday 20 August 2015

Ian Smith

Back with his third hour of stand-up, Ian Smith again presents a very well written show. Starting with five minutes of working the audience, his sheer energy and willingness for us to enjoy ourselves was clear to see throughout. Not only do the show’s threads intertwine in a very satisfying manner, but Smith continuously manages to produce laughs from a variety of sources. Theme tunes, wikihows and one very expensive prop later and everyone is on his side. His audience interaction was perfectly executed and well timed, and included some of the finest granite material on the circuit. Performed enthusiastically, written with a fine eye for detail and presented warmly, ‘Whereabouts’ is a hugely entertaining show for all.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Ben Shannon]