Jeff Leach: A Leach On Society (2 stars)

This article is from 2011.

Jeff Leach: A Leach On Society

Energetic gross-out comedy with possibly divisive material

After a promisingly energetic opening, Leach lost momentum due to drunken heckling and had trouble getting the audience onside. His material, dealing mostly with emergent sexuality and humiliating experiences, is divisive and makes for uncomfortable tittering, rather than belly laughs. And he totally lost his crowd in a gross-out finale.

Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 29 Aug (not 19–21), 11pm, £8–£9.50 (£7–£8.50).

Jeff Leach: A Leach On Society

  • 2 stars

Jeff Leach (star of Big Brother's Big Mouth, BBC Switch, Virgin Media On Demand, Current TV) bares his soul and reveals all in this unrelenting and gratuitous insight into his sordid private life. Cultivating the habit of laughter, sharing stories of heart break, drink and drug follies, piles, fear of female ejaculation…


1. Redlassie20 Aug 2011, 2:18am Report

I have to disagree with the reviewer.

I thought Jeff handled the heckler very well, as she tried to take over the show. Yes the show was about his sexuality, but it was a late night show, and advertised as being about sex, so the audience would be expecting that, and he delivered it well, in a unique style.

I think it took a lot of courage to start a show dressed only in Y fronts and a sandwich board, and I don't feel he lost the audience at all, in fact many of them stayed behind outside the venue to chat to him afterwards.

To me, he was a breath of fresh air, and offered something quite different.

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