Trevor Lock's Amateur Sex Tape Theory
- Yasmin Sulaiman
- 5 August 2012
This article is from 2012
A thoughtful treatise on sex tapes is foregone in favour of desperate joke-mongering
It’s not a good day for Trevor Lock. Faced with a particularly quiet audience, he seems flustered, and his material – which is in the main well-written and funny – suffers because of it. Last year, Lock and his girlfriend visited a nudist beach in the south of France, where they received an unexpected sexual proposition from a large naked Gallic gentleman.
Through this story, Lock tries to present us with a thoughtful comic routine about sex tapes and how we view ourselves. But as jokes fail to ignite the audience, he desperately diverges off topic and never really regains the momentum he displays in the first few minutes.
In the past, Lock has performed with Stewart Lee and Russell Brand but here he betrays a lack of confidence in his script when the laughs don’t come and, painfully, even attempts to explain some of the jokes. There are a lot of funny ideas in his routine and, with a little more certainty and belief, this would be an amusing and thought-provoking show.
The Hive, 226 0000, until 26 Aug, 6pm, £5.