Glenn Moore: Glenn Glenn Glenn, How Do You Like It, How Do You Like It (4 stars)

Glenn Moore: Glenn Glenn Glenn, How Do You Like It, How Do You Like It

Quirky and personable hour stuffed with gags

Glenn Moore offers a stunningly well-crafted show, with fantastic delivery and admirable writing. This is a comedian putting others to shame: his is an hour of continually impressive layered narrative. The premise lies in his application to be selected as one of the first civilians on Mars. The real story, however, is simple: it's the start and eventual end of a recent relationship, a move to London, and his growth into a supposed, self-declared 'honest comedian'.

Content-wise, Moore's show is unremarkable in many ways, which says a lot about his fantastic use of call-backs and set-ups. Overall, the punchline and gag rate is stupendously high with the wonderful comedy writing only heightened by a committed, entertaining delivery. Moore is a quirky, personable goof who is unafraid to be so on stage.

At times, it feels as though he labours his underlying point around honesty within the show, although this concern is somewhat assuaged with his clever final material. An indisputable rising star, Glenn Moore deserves to reach the very top of the comedy circuit, and fast. It's refreshing to witness a young performer play so effectively with framing, plot and narrative.

Just the Tonic at The Tron, until 26 Aug (not 13), 6.20pm, £6 (£5) in advance or donations at the venue.

Glenn Moore: Glenn Glenn Glenn, How Do You Like It, How Do You Like It

  • 4 stars

Avalon Management Glenn Moore from Mock the Week and Absolute Radio presents a new show full of the distinctive jokes and offbeat gags we've come to accept. This time, he's going somewhere nobody's been before so you might want to join him for the big send-off. 'Tipped for great things' (GQ). ★★★★ (List, Herald…

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