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John Robertson: Arena Spectacular! (John Robertson)

By | Published on Friday 26 August 2016

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John Robertson reckons he’s ready for his own mass-appeal arena show, complete with rhinestones and merchandise stalls aplenty but seeing as he’s got a room capacity of 45 (he quickly disposes of the surplus microphone) he will do the best with what he’s got… and his best is incredible. No one is safe from his cartoon villain attacks as he cavorts around, and on occasion, across the audience. Robertson is concerned that he is just too bizarre and not angst-ridden enough to achieve actual stadium success but based on the sheer volume of uncontrolled laughter in the room, and the glee he inspires in his audiences being that usually reserved for enigmatic cult leaders, I would say he’s well on his way.

The Stand Comedy Club 2, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Francesca Peschier]