ED2017 4/5 Reviews ED2017 Comedy Reviews

Mark Steel: Every Little Thing’s Gonna Be Alright (Off the Kerb Productions)

By | Published on Wednesday 23 August 2017

In such tumultuous political times as these, Mark Steel certainly has plenty to talk about. He draws the solace of the show’s title from Corbyn’s “nearly draw” and from the way young people voted, both there and in the Brexit referendum. It turns out he needs that comfort as, on top of political tumult has come personal upheaval in the form of a divorce. He wonders aloud whether he should have saved this show for next year, to give him time to be less bitter, but he keeps on the right side of satirising the process and, by extension, our monetised society. Witty, sharp, and insightful, when he hits the “splenetic rant” button Steel turns it up to 11 like no-one else.

Assembly Hall, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]