ED2014 3/5 Reviews ED2014 Comedy Reviews

Alternative Comedy Memorial Society (ACMS)

By | Published on Sunday 31 August 2014

Hosts John-Luke Roberts and Thom Tuck are right – this isn’t an afternoon show. Whether it’s the daylight, the relative sobriety of the audience, or the fact most of the comedians seemed to have have just woken up, this try-something-different show lacked any real sense of excitement. The comedians, however, were as funny as they always are: Jonny & the Baptists did some gloriously terrifying songs; Mat Ewins did a hilariously accurate impression of an improv performer; Mark Watson tried to save the world in seven minutes while James Acaster finished with an update on all 37 Chilean miners. It’s hard to tell whether the acts really were as unprepared as they claimed to be – the shambolic nature was certainly alternative, just not always comedy.

Stand in the Square, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Gemma Scott]



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