Mark Restuccia: The Diary Of A Serial Internet Dater (1 star)

This article is from 2013

Mark Restuccia: The Diary Of A Serial Internet Dater

Comedian's badly written and dreadfully delivered drivel on internet dating failures

Mark Restuccia’s show from last year was titled How to Succeed at Internet Dating and his follow-up might properly be (though isn’t) called How to Fail at Internet Dating. Having met upwards of 1500 women online, the comic found himself shut out of regular dating sites and banished to adult-only online arenas where, Restuccia tells us, he met a series of girls who proved to be mad, bad and dangerous to know.

What follows is a catalogue of disastrous encounters that Restuccia recounts in great and lascivious detail: there’s an unhygienic woman from south London who takes him back to her flat, an old flame from school who brings her husband along to watch, and a stripper in Las Vegas who cuffs Restuccia to a bed before a man dressed as Batman tosses himself off in his face and robs his wallet.

The seedy tales just don’t ring true and, curiously, each ends with Restuccia fleeing the sordid scene, disgusted with the women and not having got his end away. It’s nothing short of drivel, which is badly written and dreadfully delivered.

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Mark Restuccia: The Diary Of A Serial Internet Dater

  • 1 star

Stand-up routines and anecdotes based around his experiences of internet dating.