Glenn Moore: Love Don't Live Here Glenny Moore (4 stars)

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Glenn Moore: Love Don't Live Here Glenny Moore

A fast-paced comedy masterclass

Dressed in a manner that suggests the only thing he's likely to get outspoken about is sedimentary rock, Glenn Moore is pondering a life spent trying not to offend by not speaking out. Beginning in childhood and progressing through relationships that only resulted in him getting dumped before he could do the dumping, it doesn't seem to have done him any favours. Especially in his work as a radio station newsreader.

Moore was nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award last year and it's not hard to see why. His is a consummate hour. A fast-paced masterclass in gag writing, you certainly get your money's worth. It's especially impressive given how many other projects he writes for; incredible he manages to keep enough quality stuff back for his own show, all creatively and meticulously structured and peppered with call-backs aplenty.

Playing around with the notion that you can't entirely trust what a comedian says in a style akin to James Acaster, Moore's material also harbours an otherworldly quality. He sets out his mendacious stall with his now-traditional engagement joke, then pulls back to reveal he's not entirely telling the truth. Even the method by which he suggests Dignitas off their customers probably isn't true either…

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Glenn Moore: Love Don't Live Here Glenny Moore

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