Nick Wilty (2 stars)

Stand-up

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This article is from 2007.

Affable geezer Wilty brings us a show whose first half is full of amusing real-life scrapes: a Liverpool mugging, Australian spider attacks and gender-confused romance in Hong Kong. Then the bombshell. A Falklands veteran, he confesses to deep emotional scars and launches into a fascinating but comedy-void slideshow about his experiences. The shift in tone is too extreme, turning jaunty banter into maudlin nostalgia. (Claire Sawers)

The Stand II, 558 7272, 9pm, until 26 Aug, £8 (£7).

This article is from 2007.

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