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Simon Amstell: Tour Previews (Work In Progress) (Mick Perrin Worldwide)

By | Published on Monday 21 August 2017

As the show’s title suggests, this was indeed a work in progress; though if Simon Amstell hadn’t told us this, or taken to the stage with his notebook, his 700 strong audience might never have known. He often referred to this book, marking down the some of the best audience reactions (of which there were many) and seemed to use it regularly to direct his flow of speech. His style of stand-up is incredibly personal, light-hearted yet heartfelt, and never failed to charm the audience. He covered topics such as his own sexuality, his coming out story, parental relationships, and marriage – always managing to strike the perfect balance between witty humour and poignant honesty.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 19 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Emily Mildren]