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Loaded Lafta Review

posted 11 Nov 2011, 16:09 by Pete Beckley   [ updated 11 Nov 2011, 16:12 ]

It was a solid collection of a dozen comics that assembled to compete for three places in the next round of the Loaded Lafta awards, all with a fair amount of gigging experience already in the bag on the new act circuit and with a steadiness on stage that varied, but never went below confidently capable. Adam Hess, winner of this year’s Student Chortle Award, surprised no one when his wild kinetic energy and positively purging of oneliners won him one of the coveted places, and the contrastly deliberately slow and Milton Jones-esque stylings of Pete Beckley was just as much a cert for a place. With the rest being of a suitable calibre to leave the last place wide open in a good way (with only a couple of notable exceptions) Mark Cooper-Jones swooped in to snatch the final place with his quietly-elite-chap-Patririck-Moore-with-punchlines persona and likability. A good showcase for several faces and names to watch in comedy.

Komedia Studio, 31 October
Rating: ★★★☆☆
Victoria Nangle