John Gordillo (3 stars)

This article is from 2008

There are some gems in Gordillo's routine, which showcases him as a quick-witted and eloquent performer with a few killer lines up his sleeve. Universal matters like free-range chickens and the lunacy of circuses ring true for everyone; his father's communism less so, and this lingering focus on family issues reduces the laugh count in a good show that could have been exceptional.

Pleasance Dome, 556 6550, until 25 Aug, 8.45pm, £10–£11 (£8.50–£9.50).

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