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Russell Hicks: A Fist Full Of Ideas (Russell Hicks)

By | Published on Friday 24 August 2018

A fist full might be overstating it. Only once or twice does Hicks dip into his notebook for new material, and even then, the temptation to chat to the audience proves too strong. Some comics don’t really need material though, and he succeeds in weaving comedy gold based on the people in the room. Rather than using us as hooks to hang his gags on, however, he seems genuinely interested. In terms of routines, Hicks alludes to his alcoholism, his accommodation and the difficulties of forming relationships later in life. He is a fascinating character, visibly bruised by life, yet he ensures that the focus is firmly on us. This is just the beginning – it’ll be interesting to see the finished product.

Laughing Horse @ The City Café, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Andy Murray]