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Jim Smallman – My Girls (Jim Smallman)

By | Published on Thursday 27 August 2015

Jim Smallman

Jim Smallman loves his wife. Jim Smallman loves his daughter. I aggressively like Jim Smallman, though I’m not quite at the stage where I’d call it “love”. He’s clearly an established circuit comedian, confidently making tame but enjoyable jokes, but there wasn’t any spark – any drive that truly kept me listening. There’s some interesting ‘my wife used to be a pornstar’ material, followed by some adorable ‘kids say the funniest things’ material. Smallman occasionally talks about “the tricks of the trade”, but it seems as though he never attempts to jump out of the very comfortable box that he’s climbed into, placed in the back of a van, and had transported all around the country’s comedy clubs.

Just The Tonic @ The Caves, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Robert Stevens]