What do you get when you mix romantic comedy with political satire? Just that, only it actually goes better together than you may think, and it’s all down to the comedians themselves. Tom Toal is a cute bearded softie who generates as much ‘awww’ as he does laughter, and his tales of past love tickle the hearts and funny-bones of the largely female audience. On the other hand, Joe Wells is a Marxist who is not afraid to say what he thinks of today’s politics; he hates Tories almost as much as he hates the BNP, but, overall, remains a rather jolly character. The two comedians gel well together making for one very entertaining show.
Laughing Horse at The Three Sisters, 10 – 28 Aug, 2.20pm (3.20pm), free, fpp161.
tw rating 4/5