Monday 20 August 2012 | By Hannah Sweetnam
ED2012 Comedy Review: Ivo Graham and Liam Williams (Laughing Horse Free Festival)
The gig started in a marvellous shambles. Ivo Graham took to the stage having already started the audience chuckling, whilst setting up entrance music, claiming that it was 11.38, so ‘’still totally legitimate’’. Brilliantly neurotic, Graham presented ‘’coming of age experiences’’ through graphs and elaborately constructed witticisms. Sharp banter with unsuspecting spectators made for a highly entertaining set. Liam Williams took to the stage with an equally witty, yet different approach. Making brilliant use of vocabulary, and a mix of one-liners and storytelling, he had the audience doubled-up with his tales of drug use and lower-middle class background. This may be a Free Festival show, but I would pay good money to see this awkwardly charming duo again.
Captain Taylors Coffee House, 1-26 Aug (not 13), 12.00pm
tw rating 4/5 | [Hannah Sweetnam]