James Dowdeswell (2 stars)

This article is from 2010

James Dowdeswell

Mediocre material and rather uneasy delivery

You want to like him, you really do. And in another context maybe this gentle show about Dowdeswell’s discovery that his great-grandfather worked with Charlie Chaplin would pass muster. Alas, his mediocre material and rather uneasy delivery are roundly outclassed by even the second tier of Fringe comics. An entertaining Samuel L. Jackson impression aside, pretty underwhelming stuff. (Sam Healy)

The Stand II, 558 7272, until 29 Aug, 3pm, £7 (£5).

James Dowdeswell: My Grandad Was a Clown and Those Are Big Shoes to Fill

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What happens if you find a clown in your family tree? James's great grandfather was a comic actor, clown, and worked with Chaplin. Well that explains the hair. James is a storytelling comedian who has performed all around the world from Shanghai to Dubai. As seen on 'Extras' (BBC), 'Edinburgh And Beyond' and 'The World…