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Luke Toulson – Grandpa, Hitler And Me

By | Published on Saturday 22 August 2015

Luke Toulson

It’s not typically considered a good sign to have two audience members crying at the end of a comedy set, but fortunately for Luke Toulson these were happy tears, and he deserved them. Toulson’s show tells the story of the 200-odd letters sent by his grandfather to his grandmother throughout the Second World War, and what emerges is not only funny but life-affirming and touching. Though Toulson makes fun of his grandparents’ inescapable Britishness (his grandfather’s fear, for instance, that the war might cause his garden to be neglected), he obviously loves them dearly. He has used their romance to construct a show that revels in not only how much times have changed, but also how much they haven’t.

The Stand Comedy Club 5 & 6, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Jon Stapley]