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ED2012 Comedy Review: Control Alt Delete – The Funny Side Of Computers (Dan Willis)

ED2012 3/5 Reviews ED2012 Comedy Reviews

Dan Willis, who is doing six different stand-up shows this year, has used his background in computer programming and his geeky charm to assemble this show. Complete with the inevitable Powerpoint, it is not about infuriating computers, as might conceivably be expected, but about the funny side of people who use computers and their relationship with the machines. Willis has a likeable, conversational style and manages to use the audience’s IT experience to humorous effect. While some of the jokes are a bit technical, many of the anecdotes, including a surprising cheese-based finale, have universal appeal. He may not be about to set the world on fire, but Willis is an interesting guy with some funny stories to tell.

Laughing Horse @ City Cafe, 3-26 (not 7, 14, 21), 1.45pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Emily Pulsford]


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