Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Cut-price comedy

The Comedy Club of Cambodia is introducing a mini-version with Glenn Wool coming to Equinox on Thursday 9 January for a fiver ($5). This is what I had to say when Glenn Wool was at Pontoon in Nov 2012: Mirth filled the room at Pontoon tonight with the appearance of headline act Glenn Wool, originally from Canada but now a world citizen, and his own particular brand of stand-up comedy and story-telling. Facially-expressive, Wool littered his act with expletives and lots of shouting but it did the trick and the reception he received was one of the loudest the Comedy Club of Cambodia has witnessed. Personally I made the mistake of watching a chunk of Wool's act on YouTube the day before, so most of his punchlines were already firmly planted, which spoiled my enjoyment a tad. But I can see why he's won awards and is a man in demand on the circuit. As with most stand-ups, his topics ranged from religion and relationships to drugs, to alcohol and back to drugs again. The usual tried and tested formula. It would be invigorating for a comic to ignore the usual staple diet of subjects - especially drugs which I loathe - and come up with something uniquely original. Fat chance.

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