Tuesday 7 August 2012 | By Andy Leask
ED2012 Comedy Review: The Bob Blackman Appreciation Society Presents – Free (Bob Blackman Appreciation Society / Laughing Horse Free Festival)
This is a tricky show to recommend: on the one hand, it is brilliant, so it deserves to be seen by more people. On the other, watching it in an audience of five in a dingy room above a pub actually enhances the experience. It’s a risky gambit to present “crap” comedians as your onstage schtick, but luckily it pays off here. There’s more than a touch of Reeves & Mortimer to this gloriously funny show; even when you think a joke has misfired, it turns out to be the set up for another joke instead. Genuinely hilarious, and better than most things you’ll pay to see, my face is still sore from laughing hours afterwards.
Laughing Horse @ Meadow Bar, 3-12 Aug, 4.30pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Andrew Leask]