- Claire Sawers
- 16 August 2010
This article is from 2010
Fewer laughs per hour than previous years
Richardson’s trademark affable angst spills over into common or garden griping and moaning here (small talk, optimists and sex addicts all incur his wrath), with fewer laughs per hour than previous years. Perhaps the grumpy card has been played to death, while the stuff that relies on his rock solid, never-ending stash of regional accents and physical gags works better by miles.
Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 30 Aug, 7.40pm, £11–£12 (£9.50–£10.50).
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Jon Richardson: Don’t Happy, Be Worry
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