Everything That Happened In The 20th Century, Seen Through The Eyes Of A Liar (Laughing Horse Free Festival / Ten In A Bed / Mike Shephard)
By Tom Bateman | Published on Saturday 17 August 2013
Shepard romps enthusiastically through the edited highlights of the 20th century in a show that is entertaining and surprisingly informative. Clearly, he’s not really able to cover absolutely everything that happened last century, but he fits a lot in; if you ever wanted to see history from a different perspective, this show may be of interest. Shepard manages to eke laughter out of the often-serious subject matter (read: wars), thanks to his well-timed punchlines and endearing self awareness, and although some of the more controversial material doesn’t translate into laughs, it doesn’t matter, because when the show isn’t being funny, it’s because it’s just being interesting instead.
Laughing Horse @ The Counting House, until 25 Aug, 3.15pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Tom Bateman]