Seymour Mace Gets Sucked Off By God (3 stars)

This article is from 2018

Seymour Mace Gets Sucked Off By God

A ramshackle hour with a little bit of quantum physics

'I'm known for being a bit mad,' explains Seymour Mace shortly into his show, surprising precisely no one in the room. Claiming to be unable to perform anything so banal as regular observational material, the former Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee is a surreal oddball blessed with a wonderfully off-kilter worldview. He claims to have come up with his show's provocative title in order to sell tickets but then, incredibly, he goes on to explain how it's possible to extract a literal meaning from it based on a mixture of quantum physics, theology and oral sex.

Mace's imagination runs riot throughout his hour, although some sections are certainly more focused than others. A scene in which he lip-syncs to Radio 4 falls a bit flat when the live broadcast happens to be an uninspiring news interview about corporation tax (he claims that it works best during the week, when The Archers is on).

But Mace's short attention span rarely settles on anything for too long and he quickly flits between distractions. This unpredictable show is imaginative, ramshackle and bit of a mixed bag, but Seymour Mace himself is great fun to be around.

The Stand 3, until 26 Aug (not 13), 1.30pm, £12 (£10).

Seymour Mace Gets Sucked Off by God

  • 3 stars

Surreal off-beat comedy genius