Andrew Clover's Crazy Kids' Show
This article is from 2008.
A successful stand-up comedian and novelist, Andrew Clover fuses both talents in his enjoyable new kids show. Essentially an hour of improvised storytelling, Clover draws heavily on the vivid imagination of his young audience. As such, the children are really the stars of this show - although it's Clover who deftly draws the bizarre, sweet and often hilarious lines out of them.
Quickly building a warm, friendly but witty rapport with both parents and their charges, Clover is hugely likeable with an infectious enthusiasm for conceiving and delivering stories. The final segment, where we all close our eyes as Clover leads us through an adventure, is particularly effective.
A little more material generated purely by Clover, rather than the audience, wouldn't go amiss however, if only to further highlight his impressive repertoire of facial expressions.
Pleasance Courtyard, 623 3030, 14 & 21 Aug, 11.30am, £7 (£5).