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Simon Munnery: Standing Still (Show And Tell)

By | Published on Wednesday 10 August 2016

Simon Munnery Standing Still Ed2016

Although certain parts of ‘Standing Still’ were really funny, most of it was crushingly disappointing. Most of the first section was essentially a history lecture and a rant about capitalism, but unfortunately being right about something doesn’t make it automatically funny. His later joke about his daughter not being old enough for make-up was strangely reactionary as well as deeply uncomfortable, and a lot of the better jokes were also a few years old. ‘Standing Still’ did have its moments; the final joke about skiing enthusiasts on a first date served as an unfortunately pertinent reminder of why Munnery is one of my all-time favourites. It’s a shame these reminders were so few and far between.

The Stand Comedy Club, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Nina Keen]