The Lunchtime Club: Class of 2010 (2 stars)

This article is from 2010

The Lunchtime Club: Class of 2010

Joel Dommert raises himself above the rest of the line-up

Largely uninspiring line-up on lunchtime lads

Both Rob Beckett and Liam Williams are competing in the Amused Moose comedy awards the day of this show. You could use the excuse that both comedians are suffering nerves as a result of the impending evening, and as a result, their material is a bit ropey; however, you’d be more inclined to simply express surprise at either of them making it so far, as the laughs they generate are pretty thin on the ground. Tom Rosenthal is pretty forgettable (except for continual references to his dad being sports commentator Jim Rosenthal), and host Ian Smith tries to substitute clambering about on tables for actually telling jokes. The only one who actually acquits himself well is sometime Skins-star Joel Dommett, whose enthusiasm (coupled with a seemingly rare gift of actually being funny) raises him above the rest of the line-up. Both stars in this review are for him; rather than suffer through the whole show just for him, though, you’d be better off attending his other Fringe engagement with Eric Lampaert.

Downstairs at The Tron, 226 0000, until 29 Aug (not 23), 12.30pm, £5

The Lunchtime Club: Class of 2010

  • 2 stars

Award-winning Rob Beckett, Joel Dommett ('Skins', C4), Tom Rosenthal ('Friday Night Dinner', C4), very funny Ian Smith and deliciously dark Liam Williams are the future of British comedy. Catch them now before they’re huge! 2009’s show featured two Chortle best newcomer nominees, two writers for BBC Radio Comedy, two…