Seymour Mace begins by explaining ‘Squeg’ – meaning square peg or alternatively, the best he could come up with back in February. The choice to perform in daylight affords a refreshing change from dimly lit basement venues and creates, surprisingly, a more relaxed, intimate atmosphere. Seymour goes on to recreate the effortless comedy of a night down the pub with mates by means of some improv based on audience suggestions, because “I was really funny before I became a comedian.” His down to earth, self-deprecating humour is not always laugh-a-minute, but certainly original. This comedian’s quirky and rambling performance works – and while Mace’s brand of silliness may not be for everyone, his unlikely charisma has everyone rooting for him by the end.
The Stand Comedy Club, 4-26 Aug, 7.00pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Pallavi Patel]