Performed in an inflatable igloo, Luke Benson’s material is fresh and original. In his 2012 show, the charming ‘Geordie giant’ tells the story of being the victim of a hit and run accident in London, and how the not-so-knowledgeable cabbie who clipped his bike became his terrifying stalker. His set features a pleasing number of puns, as well as some clever slow-burners that will leave you scratching your head for minutes. The small audience did not put Benson off; the instantly lovable and clever comic used the intimate setting to create a warm, friendly atmosphere. The show was pieced together like a jigsaw, and if you don’t stalk the man himself, you should definitely start stalking his career.
Pleasance, 1-26 Aug (not 13), 8.45pm
tw rating: 4/5 | [Emma Obank]