Ben Elton - The Musical
The Black Sheep
Breakfast Bedlam, Live!
Cambridge Medics Revue
DJ Danny - Music Therapy
Dutch Elm Conservatoire in Prison
Ed Byrne - Standing Up and Falling Down
Gary Le Strange - Beef Scarecrow
Janey Godley & Ashley Storrie
Jim Henson's Puppet Improv - Adults Only
Michael Piper - Best Newcomer
My Brother and I Are Porn Stars
Penny Spubb's Prawn Free
Simon Munnery's AGM
This Is So Not About The Simpsons
We Are Klang
Russell Howard is one of the most likeable comics you may ever encounter and a welcome antidote to the shouting, crass stand-ups which seem to grab all the headlines. Without much of a theme or premise Howard bounces from one observation to another in his manic gag-a-minute style. Equally at home with the more formal set up and punch-line as he is with the audience banter and he proves more than a match for any reckless heckler. His spontaneous interaction with an audience member proves to be the comedy highspot here, finding humour where anyone else would be struggling.
Howard is enthusiastically up-beat and enraptures the punters with a charm and sophistication that eludes many others. Everyday situations take on a new light in his world and the downright mundane seems to have a new, unexpected, hilarious angle. Go see Howard in this small venue before his loyal following and new converts inevitably increase his bankability and force him to book larger venues.
Off the laugh graph.