Lucas: Whatever Happened to Kate Lucas?
An ironically titled show given her likely rise in the comedy world
Freaked out by an 'incident' triggered by consuming too many gins one night in December of last year, musical comedian Lucas takes stock of her life. Though still only 27, she feels there's a lot to critique so off she sets through the medium of comedy song to embrace it: gin incidents and all.
This is her debut hour, constructed following a notable Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year win in 2014 and the earlier Funny's Funny runner-up placing. Her success so far lies in an ability to present a series of consistently crowd-pleasing melodies. Lucas skewers life's disappointments with her roster of neatly penned, tightly funny songs, telling tales of murderous thoughts prompted by working in admin and imagining her vengeful, jealous ghost returning to haunt her boyfriend's new girlfriends. Plus there's an undercurrent of wrong. Lucas is unafraid to stray near the knuckle with gags about not liking your kid or hoping that her ex's granny's health condition would worsen, all delivered with cheeky, eye-glinting glee. It's an assured first show with Kate Lucas surely one to watch in the future.
Pleasance Courtyard, until 28 Aug (not 15), 10.30pm, £10–£12 (£8–£10).