Wednesday 8 August 2012 | By

ED2012 Comedy Review: Stories From The Middle (Luke Capasso)

ED2012 3/5 Reviews ED2012 Comedy Reviews

Luke Capasso wants to be clear: he may have tattoos covering his arms, but you won’t find a trace of ink on his neck. He’s not a thug: he’s an ex-army, blokeish American trying to cope with the fact that his English kids are starting to speak like David Cameron. Which, yes, makes him a little angry. Capasso’s stand up is macho and near the mark, but its frequent crudeness is tempered with a likeably gentle delivery. The act is peppered with clever observations, even if an apparently obligatory size obsession does wear pretty thin. Smart one-liners counterbalance some wayward anecdotes that never quite hit their mark, while the filthy impression of his grandmother is one to savour. A good free fringe bet.

Laughing Horse @ Jekyll and Hyde, 2–14 Aug, 6.50pm
tw rating 3/5 | [Sarah Richardson]


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