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Marc Jennings: Getting Going (Marc Jennings)

By | Published on Wednesday 14 August 2019

After a promising performance in 2017, Marc Jennings’ 2018 work in progress show struggled in a less-than-ideal venue. He has returned in more confident form this year however, with a sincere and enjoyable stand-up performance. His material derived from his time working in a call centre clearly resonated with an enthusiastic audience, who also enjoyed his opening segment on the problems stemming from Scottish pronunciation. He perhaps went into too much detail about car insurance and his love life, as the second half sagged somewhat, while his political material lacked subtlety. His delivery has become more precise over time but would still benefit from better use of dramatic pauses and more changes in pace. Nevertheless, he brought a generally spirited show to a close on a satisfyingly reflective note.

The Stand, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Charlie Ellis]