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Tom DeTrinis: I Hate New York (IAMA Theatre Company)

By | Published on Wednesday 24 August 2022

Getting off to an unnerving start, Tom DeTrinis begins by making loud and over the top conversation. The rest of his show continues much the same, running through the story of his life with an undercurrent of rage. His history is certainly an interesting one, and I can only applaud him for his intense presence, but I felt said presence was at odds with what was supposed to be a comedy show. Throughout the humour was lacking, and many jokes were obscure for British audiences, while DeTrinis’s constant over the top laughing had the effect of making most of the audience uncomfortable rather than amused. The show failed to really connect with the audience, who were clearly left feeling as though they had missed something.

Assembly Rooms, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Rory McAlpine]