Multi award-winning comedian John Scott has a lot to be made up about: certainly he knows how to extract laughs from a small crowd, conjuring up gags on the spot while admitting, “I dunno where that came from”. And it is refreshing to know that this genuinely gifted comic is performing for the love of doing it, as opposed to reward. From American tourist-spotting to Scottish Tourette’s, Scott’s well-polished and wide-ranging routine gets the audience chuckling. That said, there is nothing especially unique about his material: the all-too-familiar topics of class-division and social-stereotyping pop up again and again. You are guaranteed a laugh if you go along, but do not expect anything ground-breaking.
Laughing Horse @ The Beehive Inn, 4 – 28 Aug (not 7, 15, 22), 17.00 (18.00), free, fpp101.
tw rating 3/5