Andrew Lawrence

(at Pleasance Upstairs, on the very first night of previews)

A short, ginger man who rants very well. Some good material, some excellent topical commentary (many followed by “is it too soon for that”?) and a few places where the pace dropped or some hesitation. Rather heavy on the self-deprecating ginger jokes, I suppose most stand-up comics have self-esteem issues, but this one seemed like he might be a bit closer to overdosing than most. Equally, he’s got a very rich vocabulary of expression and knowledge, rarely playing the fool, in contrast to many other comics I’ve seen in the past few years.

The space is outrageously hot, incidentally. Apparently it’s above the kitchens.

Ed Byrne on Friday and Jim Jeffries on Sunday. Bring on the rape jokes.

Posted Thursday, July 31st, 2008 under comedy.

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