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Seymour Mace Presents Captain Winky’s Fuck Off Olympics (Seymour Mace / The Stand Comedy Club)

By | Published on Thursday 11 August 2022

That title promises much, doesn’t it? Well, after a fun music-based intro, what we actually have is sublimely silly surrealist Seymour Mace gathering written questions from the audience which he then reads out and answers, with frankly varying degrees of comedic success. He has a fallback of sorts in the form of various notes in his pockets – ideas, lists and poems. Some go literally nowhere, others launch him from nowhere into the realm of occasional genius. The hit and miss nature of all this is a feature, not a bug. You will see a different show to me if you go, but that high-wire chaos coupled with Mace’s own direct charm will – probably – make whatever that show turns out to be well worth a lunchtime punt.

The Stand, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]