Daniel Nils Roberts – Honey (Daniel Nils Roberts)
By Nina Keen | Published on Friday 12 August 2016
The ideas behind most of Daniel Nils Roberts’ characters were good, and there were a few properly great jokes per sketch, but just never enough to sustain the momentum the show needed. His Christian fad diet promoter was a prime example of this: apart from a few stellar puns, many of the jokes were a bit too tenuous and not substantial enough. And his recurring jokes were neither strong enough to deserve callbacks nor insistent enough to be insistence gags. Roberts’ one female character was uncomfortable too; the pathetic erotica author felt rooted in sexist tropes. The misses in this hit-and-miss show were just too frequent, and ‘Honey’ is unlikely to satisfy anyone with a sweet tooth.
Pleasance Courtyard, until 19 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Nina Keen]