Dave Hill (3 stars)

This article is from 2010

Dave Hill

Navigates a fine path between the crass and the classy

US comic Hill adopts a shy frat boy persona to chronicle the wide-eyed travels of an unsuccessful rock band of thirtysomethings in Japan. Endearingly conveying the marvel of garage band ambition, Hill’s relentless desire to rock provides a solid basis for further musings on the importance of doing what one loves. Big in Japan navigates a fine path between the crass and the classy.

Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 29 Aug (not 16), 8.15pm, £8.50–£9.50 (£7–£8).

Dave Hill: Big in Japan

  • 3 stars

Shy dynamo Dave Hill presents tales of addiction and ostensible fame overseas in a show punctuated by occasional full-on rock guitar assaults. A true story of one man's undying will to rock the f##k out of people. That one man (mentioned earlier) is Dave Hill and over the course of his allotted time slot, Dave will…