“If you’re funny, you’re funny” said McQueen, as he stood questioning his rather serious financial decision to be a comic through the power of rap. His brand of absurdist comedy was received with mixed response, and overall, McQueen’s set was somewhat hit and miss; when mining for diamonds, you’re going to come across a lot of coal along the way. McQueen exhibited moments of brilliance which made me wish he were faced with a slightly bigger audience: with ambitious and promising material, he entertained in a series of guises – some more successful than others – which, though bizarre, had great comic foundation. His strongest material was often his shortest. His edges were rough, but I sensed potential.
Cabaret Voltaire, 5 – 28 Aug (not 15, 22), 5.00pm (6.00pm), £6.00 – £7.00, fpp110.
tw rating 2/5