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Rob Rouse: No Refunds

By | Published on Sunday 21 August 2022

There was an era in 2020 when comics desperately scrabbled for online content to plug the hole left by live comedy. Some hated it, but there’s some erratic energy that’s stuck with Rob Rouse. The comedian’s limited run flits between characters, computer screens and observational humour with a table full of budget props and a sloppy, infectious glee. The opening song sets the tone: Rouse is here for a laugh, nothing deeper, and there’s no guarantee it’ll be a well-packaged performance. All of this, however, works in his favour. It’s chaotic and uneven, but his brilliantly daft gags make Rob Rouse somebody with whom you’d happily blunder into the unknown.

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tw rating 4/5 | [Louise Jones]