Patrick Melton: My Least Favourite Everything (Pantswise Productions)
By John Sampson | Published on Sunday 28 August 2016
A chronological appraisal of Patrick Melton’s show: good, baaaaaaaaaaad, good. Initially he’s full of witty, idiosyncratic observations about the UK but, as the American comic’s set progresses, the perceptive material disappears and a far less appetising routine emerges. Melton’s tactic is to shock with brash comments like “I got into a fight with a midget on Twitter,” and then he deconstructs the remark in the hope of humour. Unfortunately this works with limited success and Melton too often comes across as pig-headed. It’s cringey and uncomfortable viewing, as he haplessly ploughs on in the same offensive furrow, before finding a small salvation at the end. Though bookended by quality, the show’s main body leaves a lot to be desired.
Underbelly Med Quad, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [John Sampson]