- Niki Boyle
- 23 August 2010
This article is from 2010.
Sporadically hilarious piano-led laughs
There are a number of truly inspired, laugh out loud moments in James Sherwood’s set. Unfortunately, that number is four, and it’s just not enough to sustain an audience for an hour. The songs produce titters rather than guffaws, and there’s an ill-advised second-half routine where Sherwood ditches the piano to concentrate on his substantially-weaker stand-up material. He seems to have a good knowledge of the comedy of expressions – the deadpan stare he adopts while singing is amusing on its own – but this is a show in desperate need of further development.
The GRV, 226 0000, until 29 Aug (not 23), 7pm, £5