Stuart Laws: So Preoccupied With Whether Or Not He Could He Didn’t Stop To Think Whether He Should (1hr show) (Laughing Coyote)
By Daisy Malt | Published on Saturday 27 August 2016
I’ll be honest: I think Stuart Laws would probably have been wise to stop and think about whether he should. It’s one thing to make up daft stories, but it’s another to then perform them to an audience. Stand-up tends to work because the audience can sort of believe what they’re being told, even if they know the stories are being embellished. Permeated with tales of working at a puffin sanctuary, Laws’ show does feature nuggets of genuinely amusing observation, but they didn’t help raise the experience to a satisfying level. He concludes by delivering a punchline to the whole narrative that you worked out long ago. I sort of feel at a loss as to what the point was.
Pleasance Courtyard, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Daisy Malt]