Tuesday 14 August 2012 | By

ED2012 Comedy Review: Black Country Cider Lions – Free (Leon Clifford, Rob Jackson And Rob Kemp/Free Festival)

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With a bit of a misleading name (there’s little to do with cider or lions, though all the stand-ups do come from the Midlands), Black Country Cider Lions had a few good moments, but overall was slightly lacklustre. MC Rob Jackson was good on admin, but fairly poor at getting the crowd warmed up, resigning himself to grumpy anecdotes about over-politeness. Leon Clifford was a little better, working quickly through a list of passable jokes, though it did often seem like he’d given up on making this particular audience laugh. The final act, and best of the bunch, was Rob Kemp, whose clever material was only undermined by a lack of confidence in his set.

Laughing Horse @ Bar 50, 3-26 Aug, 6.05pm.
tw rating 2/5 | [Holly Close]

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