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Justin Moorhouse – Destiny Calling (CKP)

By | Published on Tuesday 11 August 2015


“Middle aged guy does stuff about mid-life crises” is perhaps not an easy sell. Sounds like one of those (largely) god-awful themed confessional shows, leaden with sentiment and threatening some sort of redemptive ‘journey’. Showing admirable commitment to the cause or, in fact, to one slightly limp gag by wearing a tank top in a sweltering room, Justin Moorhouse rips through a smorgasbord of shaggy dog stories, riddled with a fine mix of straight zingers and deft wordplay. So, fear not. There is a journey, but it’s not the spiritual sort, and it ends with nothing more harrowing than a spot of undignified defecation. In short, Moorhouse takes a topic heavy with comic potential and, well, makes it bloody funny.

Gilded Balloon, until 30 Aug
tw rating 4/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]