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Simon Munnery – And Nothing But (Simon Munnery with Show and Tell)

By | Published on Tuesday 11 August 2015

Simon Munnery

Simon Munnery wrote the blurb for this show several months ago to make the programme deadline. After trying out a series of openings for the show, which branch into tangential anecdotes and rambles, he eventually gets round to trying to deliver on some of what he promised. It sounds chaotic but, as ever with Munnery, it is for the most part finely-crafted chaos, ranging merrily and largely hilariously across a wide range of topics and targets. The rarely mined seam of racist Canadian gags was fun, although points off for a truck driver/prostitute gag which, frankly, wasn’t that far from Jeremy Clarkson’s offering on that topic. But, other slices close to the bone are more effective and overall, it’s a deeply funny hour.

The Stand, until 31 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]