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Steve N Allen: Better Than (Steve N Allen / The Stand Comedy Club)

By | Published on Friday 16 August 2019

Somewhere between stand-up and a lecture, Steve N Allen’s well-practised, humorous dialogue covers material ranging from Brexit, to baldness, to attempting to work out how he is being oppressed. As a white male, I’m not sure that he sold us on his claims! As a self-described introvert, his forays into audience participation sometimes backfired, though his mathematical description of all the combinations at an orgy went down well. His material was a little predictable in terms of targets, with the usual suspects trotted out – Brexit and Trump both getting their turns. And, while he tiptoed through the middle of a Brexit-divided room, I’m not sure he moved the needle much, despite the show’s theme of being “Better Than”.

The Stand Comedy Club, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Chris Lambert]