Brett Goldstein Grew Up in a Strip Club (2 stars)

This article is from 2011.

Brett Goldstein Grew Up in a Strip Club

Endearing personality wins over crowd despite lacklustre material

Stand-up Goldstein puts on his raconteur cap to narrate a tender coming-of-age tale. Set in a strip club. Softly spoken and exuding a quiet confidence he articulately and admirably wins over a small crowd. The material, though a little lacklustre, is elevated by his endearing personality and the lively finale is a tantalising glimpse at his potential.

Pleasance Dome, 556 6550, until 29 Aug (not 15), 5.30pm, £8.50–£9.50 (£7.50–£8.50).


1. Comedy Hunter15 Aug 2011, 7:52pm Report

To say that Brett's material was lackluster is an understatement 4 of us went to see this and the possibilities for some great comedy were endless given the subject matter. What Brett delivered was a boring account of his time running a strip club in Marbella. Mr Goldstein needs to learn to exaggerate and embellish his account to get some belly laughs. The full house of eighty souls hardly raised a titter in the 1hr of purgatory. Except that is for the lone female in the 2nd row from the back who laughed hysterically throughout. She had either been planted there or had taken some form of hall Hallucinogen and was seeing this performance from a parrallel universe, either that or her carers had left her unmedicated and gone off to the bar. Sadly an opportunity missed for Mr Goldstein and this years report card can only say must do better.

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