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Tom Neenan: Attenborough (Berk’s Nest)

By | Published on Friday 25 August 2017

ThreeWeeks gave Tom Neenan’s ‘Vaudeville’ a well-deserved five stars last year. For his follow-up character comedy show, he’s decided to tell the story of a young David Attenborough, searching for Bigfoot in order to make a new BBC documentary. A natural storyteller, Neenan quickly dispenses with the Attenborough impression to settle into a series of characters he meets along the way, including a posh BBC executive, a South African poacher and a marmoset. The use of Powerpoint to illustrate the story is done well, and the jokes come thick and fast – many in the slides themselves. Whilst not quite at the level of last year’s show, this is still a highly entertaining hour, accessible to all ages.

Underbelly Med Quad, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Richard Levinson]