ED2018 3/5 Reviews ED2018 Comedy Reviews

George Lewis: A Man, a Plan, A Girl With Fake Tan (George Lewis)

By | Published on Friday 17 August 2018

This is a charming stand-up show with a strong autobiographical strand, namely, 12-year-old Lewis’s crush on a schoolmate and his subsequent foolhardy attempts to woo her. Lewis has an affable persona and he beams goodwill towards his audience. His comedy takes on an upbeat, anecdotal quality and there are some cunningly constructed punch lines. The format, though – the childhood nostalgia journey, strung together with the occasional PowerPoint slide – feels very familiar, and the material verges too much on the side of twee to be truly satisfying. This is chamomile comedy, gently poured, and for many it will quench. Those who need something with an edge, however, will have to look elsewhere.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Geoff Mills]