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Mark Thomas: Black And White (Mark Thomas / The Stand Comedy Club)

By | Published on Thursday 11 August 2022

Mark Thomas doing a straight stand-up set in times such as these is bound to draw a certain crowd. He’s preaching to the choir, but that’s how he wants it, inviting any Tories in the room to fuck off in time to claim a refund before launching into what is – even for him – a relentless tour de force of seething, righteous and largely evidenced anger at, well, you know, everything. “Unbelievable”, was a recurring word before launching off into a new rant. Now, no self-respecting reviewer (cough) can or should review the sentiment of a gig as political as this but, honestly, the rate of good, crafted and solidly landing gags among the polemic was something to behold. Unbelievable, even.

The Stand, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]