Ed Byrne, Theatre Royal, Norwich
JOHN LAWSON He may have lost his trademark long hair – replaced by a short back and sides a bank manager would be proud of – but it has certainly had no Samsonesque effect on his comic powers.
He may have lost his trademark long hair – replaced by a short back and sides a bank manager would be proud of – but it has certainly had no Samsonesque effect on his comic powers.
Ed Byrne is one of those rare comedians whose act is permanently accompanied by the sound of a steady wave of laughter. His observational style – on sex, girlfriends, sleeping and tropical fish – were accurate.
Not bad for a man who believes that life is just a distraction to force you to get out of bed.
Pity more of Norwich hadn't bothered to do just that – the audience was disappointingly small. The second night on the trot as it happened.
"What sort of rubbish tour manager puts me on in a 1000 seat venue in Ipswich on Halloween when the town football team's playing?"
- 1 Woman in her 50s who died in A11 crash named locally
- 2 Train travellers set for another weekend of rail disruption
- 3 Woman in her 20s dies in A47 crash
- 4 The school where boys can wear skirts - but not shorts
- 5 Woman in serious condition in hospital after crash between two cars and van
- 6 Mum trying to find lost 'heart' of daughter who died days after birthday
- 7 North Norfolk pub re-opens as a hotel
- 8 Redundancy leads to Norfolk mum earning up to £3,000 a month
- 9 Abnormal load to travel through county on first day of Norfolk Show
- 10 North Norfolk glamping site named among best in the UK
Norwich didn't have the same excuse – but you could always help out at King's Lynn Arts Centre tonight to make up for it.
Ed was his own warm-up act – his support, Canadian Jason-John Whitehead was stuck in a train.
He was good value when he did arrive – and I shall always treasure the thought of the Rabbi being a collection of religious knife-wielding rabbits.