Steve Bugeja: Unpronounceable (Steve Bugeja)
By Stephanie Gray | Published on Tuesday 9 August 2016
Steve Bugeja (pronounced Boo-Jay-Ah) begins his hour as an awkward, geeky mummy’s boy. Initially you get the sense that his persona is going to be sickly sweet throughout, but do not be fooled. Much like his two contrasting names – the solid, reliable ‘Steve’ and the exotic, Maltese ‘Bugeja’ – this comedian has two very different sides to his act. Though always retaining the slightly awkward delivery, Bugeja demonstrates that he’s a master of the curveball by throwing in bold, controversial material. These sections are an excellent shake up, adding a much needed edge to the all too familiar self-deprecating British comedy act. Occasionally the material and the delivery don’t quite come together, but on the whole the approach works well to ensure this hour never becomes predictable.
Just The Tonic @ The Tron, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Stephanie Gray]