The Hollywood Outlaw Comedy Tour (1 star)

Not a killer in the house

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This article is from 2008.

You know things have gone badly wrong when comics are blaming the audience for the icy atmosphere at a gig. In this instance it was each and every one of the four stand-ups who comprise the Hollywood Outlaw Comedy gang who in their own individual way had a go at the four of us in attendance for not being bent double with mirth at such killer material like this: 'blow-jobs are like pizzas. Even when they're bad they’re still good.' And that's it. No follow-up, no nothing. This, seemingly, is decreed a joke down Hollywood way.

As well as not finding many of the gags especially funny, you can only feel irritated as an audience member when asked on four separate occasions where you’re from: perhaps if the Outlaws had listened to what was going on before them rather than chatting at the back,we might have been spared the repetition, leaving more time for the hilarity to ensue. When headliner Tony Woods discovered there was a reviewer in the house, that reviewer had already spent the best part of an hour considering the various options of how to escape all this: a dramatic suicide being quite near the top of the list.

The Hollywood Outlaw Comedy Tour, Gilded Balloon Teviot, 668 1633, until 25 Aug, 8pm,£9-£10 (£8-£9)

This article is from 2008.

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