Wednesday 8 August 2012 | By Joe Mountford-Smith
ED2012 Comedy Review: Light Relief (Geoff Cotton and Anna Dawson)
Comedy with few audience members can be awkward. Being the third and final observer, I was relieved this show claimed to be fast-moving and packed with sketches, stand-up and songs because I thought it would brazen it out. The act covered a range of satirical topics including sports, politics and James Bond, and unfortunately the characters were dull, clichéd and unoriginal (an arrogant, sexual French man who recommended I get myself a mistress, for example). The routine relied on audience participation (and there was no plan B), which made for an uncomfortable situation, given the size of the crowd, especially when singing along in the final song. The act wasn’t short on effort at least, but when it came to the end, the only light relief I experienced was in leaving.
C, 3-27 Aug, 7.15pm.
tw rating 1/5 | [Joe Mountford-Smith]