ED2021 Comedy Reviews

Tom Mayhew: From Rags to Slightly Newer Rags

By | Published on Sunday 22 August 2021

After his most successful year ever, Tom Mayhew was finally able to call himself a professional comedian. Then the world stopped. From inequality in the arts, to dealings with the job centre, this show is a refreshingly open take on something which is glossed over by so many. Made for the new era of comedy, it is well structured with a mix of live Zoom stand-up and pre-recorded videos. A honed and sharp performer, Mayhew somehow still manages to be disarming and relatable, something which works really well with the tone and themes. It is a hilarious sixty minutes, with subject matter that is extremely relevant and much needed. But more than that, it’s a show full of heart and hope. 

Laughing Horse Online, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Bethan Highgate-Betts]