I was looking forward to this review, I honestly thought that it would be my first 'proper' review. Like it or hate it, at least it would be professional... or so I thought.
Read the original 'review' without my interruptions by clicking on this sentence
In white is The List's review word for word. In red my comments
The videos are from the show being reviewed (although not the actual show)
(sorry about the bad quality I was filming for me not for public use)
'Yet another comedian who has a negative attitude towards children'
(don't adults know that they used to be one?)
Yes I do, and? I don’t get it, is no-one allowed to ever have a negative attitude towards children if they ever were one? Or is this an attempted joke?
Luke Graves is launching into a proposed Fringe four-parter. This one is his engagement show, followed by the wedding set, 2018 marks the baby year (oh, so he wants one after all?) while the year after is the punchline to this whole set-up, so we'll leave that to your imagination.
Spending a lot of time (and that is a very long time) chit-chatting to his audience, Graves finally gets round to doing some material, a large proportion of which is a little limp as he recalls a stag do with added fish-foot spa, wondering what a TripAdvisor page for online dating would look like, and pondering over the real indicator of the state of a live-in relationship: it's how skimmed the milk is in the fridge apparently.
A perfectly personable stand-up (he's the Hastings Comedian of the Year just so you know),
FACT ALERT - I never mention that in the show.
The List have now decided half way through to start reviewing my flyer and seem to have taken offence that I am using a competition that I won to sell myself.
Graves would have a decent show on his hands if he simply cut out the crowd work and focused on the material. The video footage to close the show adds precious little to what's come before and leaves a puzzled air hanging as the audience troops out.
Quotes I may use next year from this review...
“Hastings Comedian of the Year” - The List
“Decent show” - The List