Eric Lampaert – Alien Of Extraordinary Ability
By Nina Keen | Published on Wednesday 10 August 2016
The first part of Eric Lampaert’s new show comprises well-observed and fairly straightforward material on the well-trodden comedic ground of cultural differences, winning the audience onside immediately with Apollo-ready material. But as the show develops, it grows into anything but standard. Material that started off nowhere near as “weird” as his own persona seems to grow, and soon we’re watching a hilarious, unique show with a huge variety of styles of humour blended so seamlessly they often all fit into one bit. Lampaert’s character is complex too, a blend of self-deprecation, ironic hubris and occasional nutjobbery, with self-references sparse enough for each one to be belly-laugh hilarious.
Laughing Horse @ City Cafe, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Nina Keen]