Henry Paker (3 stars)

This article is from 2011

Henry Paker

Original, whimsical stand-up

Imagining we're stuck up Kilimanjaro, waiting to be rescued, with enthusiastic thespy type, Paker (he likes exclaiming things like 'extraordinary!') keeping morale up with his arsenal of dinner party skills. These include impressions of emoticons, impromptu anagramming and bluffing reviews of book he's not read. His claims to be 'not very cultured' seem false, but his original, whimsical musings are very entertaining.

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Henry Paker - Cabin Fever

  • 3 stars

Constructs of the gleefully absurd. 'If you like Bill Bailey but can't bear the thought of what's living in that hair, try this one?’ (List). Henry has appeared on Edinburgh and Beyond (Comedy Central) and Act Your Age (Radio 4). He won the Leicester Comedian of the Year award in 2008 and has written for Mock the Week and…