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Stuart Laws Stops (Plosive Productions)

By | Published on Tuesday 8 August 2017

I sidled into Stuart Laws’ show with trepidation; I saw him last year and wasn’t a fan. Unfortunately I’ve not been converted this year. The ingredients are all there, from daft wordplay, absurd social observations and a generally weird outlook: Laws gives his sideways view of the world and he definitely believes in it. Yet when so many jokes don’t really land it’s hard not to find the experience exasperating. He knows he divides his audience, and kudos to him for using that as a way to make us laugh, but it can’t quite make up for the awkwardness that comes with it. That said, he does at least have good technique in tying it altogether in his finale.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Daisy Malt]