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Tom Mayhew: Trash Rich (Tom Mayhew / Objectively Funny / The Stand Comedy Club)

By | Published on Thursday 11 August 2022

Tom Mayhew has a problem with the “cost of living crisis”. I mean, as do we all, but this is a particularly personal take on what it means and the fact that, for many, it is not new. It’s just getting worse. We’re not talking starvation and suffering, more about the trials and tribulations of council accommodation. That perhaps doesn’t sound like fertile comedic ground, but Mayhew’s endearing manner, storytelling and knack for a silly tangent bring it all along nicely. The emotional core he’s looking to hang the show on seems maybe a little raw, it doesn’t quite cohere as well as it potentially could, but it’s refreshing to hear someone who has something to say with some insight and authenticity.

The Stand, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]