Simon Munnery: Standing Still (Show And Tell)
By Nina Keen | Published on Wednesday 10 August 2016
Although certain parts of ‘Standing Still’ were really funny, most of it was crushingly disappointing. Most of the first section was essentially a history lecture and a rant about capitalism, but unfortunately being right about something doesn’t make it automatically funny. His later joke about his daughter not being old enough for make-up was strangely reactionary as well as deeply uncomfortable, and a lot of the better jokes were also a few years old. ‘Standing Still’ did have its moments; the final joke about skiing enthusiasts on a first date served as an unfortunately pertinent reminder of why Munnery is one of my all-time favourites. It’s a shame these reminders were so few and far between.
The Stand Comedy Club, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Nina Keen]