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ED2012 Comedy Review: Joel Dommett – Nunchuck Silver Medallist 2002 (Phil McIntyre Entertainments by arrangement with Lisa Thomas Management)

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From the moment Joel Dommett walked on the stage with a giant grin plastered on his face he was dancing around madly, laughing at himself and generally having the time of his life – there’s probably no happier stand-up. Luckily this was reflected by the audience, who found themselves in permanent fits of laughter. In an act based around being bullied at school and the ways in which he tried (and failed) to stand up for himself, Dommett is self-deprecating yet personable, and very easy to relate to. It’s a show that is full of life and action from the outset, and includes a brilliant surprise conclusion. Simply hilarious and highly recommended.

Pleasance Courtyard, 1-26 Aug, 8.15pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Lauren Houghton]


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