Although appearing to be a bit of a jumble of anecdotes, jokes and ideas, Iszi Lawrence’s stand-up has some exceptionally funny moments. Centring on her white middle-class Oxford upbringing and the awkwardness of being a teenager who doesn’t fit in (and her attempts to win the heart of her Geography teacher), quirky Lawrence’s set is delivered masterfully with infectious enthusiasm. She possesses a very assured manner on stage, and is a comedian who fully engages with her audience; I think it’d be hard for anyone to not like her. And despite the hour of somewhat unorthodox stand-up, Lawrence’s set had me leaving the club beaming. A wonderful way to spend an afternoon; see her before she hits the big time.
The Stand Comedy Club II, 2-26 Aug (not 13), 1.10pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Simon Thornton]