Simon Munnery (4 stars)

  • 11 August 2006

This article is from 2006.

It’s hard to judge Simon Munnery on the same terms as other stand-ups since his show is a little bit different. He treats the audience to a survey of what it could have been had he stuck to one concept and there’s a prolonged sketch of Sherlock Holmes that would constitute a show in its own right. Plus a song from Alan Parker Urban Warrior, commentary on a book about soldiers and a reading, to drumming no less, of pithy observations.

Audience participation is almost obligatory, often threatening to derail the calm control of Munnery’s attempt to win over and educate the nation, but he seems to like it that way. The show adjourns to a nearby bar for the AGM part, where Simon’s hopes of revolution are impeded by the fact that he is probably the smartest person there. (Suzanne Black)

The Stand, 558 7272, until 28 Aug, 4.20pm, £8 (£7).

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