As the pre-show montage confirmed, Canada has given a lot to modern culture, including three great comedians: Craig Campbell, Glenn Wool and Stewart Francis – performing together as The Lumberjacks! As MC, Campbell was excellent, telling well-honed anecdotes about his previous visits to Scotland and riffing off some nationality-based audience banter, whilst bounding around the stage like a Muppet version of a friendly mountain lion. Wool was much more aloof and cool, performing his material on travel, drinking and divorce with brilliant comic timing. Master of the one-liner Francis was also on good form, though I struggled to connect fully with the constant conveyor belt of jokes. Canada should be proud to have produced such great talent.
The Assembly Rooms, 2-26 Aug (not 13, 20), 8.10pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Holly Close]