Saturday 18 August 2012 | By

ED2012 Comedy Review: Luke Benson – Backseat Hero (RBM)

ED2012 4/5 Reviews ED2012 Comedy Reviews

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]


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