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Seymour Mace’s Magical Shitcakes From Heaven (Seymour Mace / The Stand Comedy Club)

By | Published on Friday 18 August 2017

There is to be no magic, no cake and no heaven, warns Seymour Mace at the outset. Which leaves us with, well, you’ll see. The show is punctuated by interludes in which he discusses his depression. Being onstage is the only time he feels at home, he says, enjoying both himself and a roomful of strangers through the medium of profound silliness. And that’s exactly what he delivers, from wandering on in a chicken suit (a full explanation would kill my word count) to acting out the expulsion of Pete Best from The Beatles with action figures, mucking about with the tropes of sketch comedy and some splendidly cavalier audience involvement. He’s wrong you know. At it’s best, there’s magic in this.

The Stand Comedy Club 3 & 4, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]