The Ginge, The Geordie & The Geek

The Ginge, the Geordie and the Geek.

The Caves

4-25 August

16.30 / 18.15

£9.50-£12

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There was a time, somewhere back in the eighties when comedy did what it said on the tin. You’d turn on the TV to see Russ Abbot or Lenny Henry or Les Dennis or Victoria Wood and you and your family would curl up on the sofa, sometime after tea and have a jolly good harmless chortle at their knockabout, silly and occasionally mildly sexist japery. It was a fond time before the likes of Alexi Sayle, Bill Hicks and latterly Stuart Lee came and ruined it for everybody by preaching their leftist, subversive politics, swearing and forcing us to think. I don’t have a family and I quite like thinking so this was kind of a relief for me but for those of you who hark back to simpler times the Ginge, the Geordie and the Geek is probably the show for you.

            With their sketches about how tortoises are slow, how homosexuality is funny and how men don’t understand women they will always find an appreciative audience. Proven by the fact they’ve apparently got a BBC show in the pipeline. No doubt filling the same slot Russ Abbot and the like used to fill. Although they’ll have to temper the 2 swear words and one drug reference I counted in the live show. A bit like watching Rolf Harris at Glastonbury. But there’ll be no Yew tree gags here. Definitely suitable for children. In fact, if you ask me, it’s kind of wasted on adults. If this sounds like your Basil Brush, give it a whirl, but for the more progressive minded among you I recommend a performer like Lewis Schaffer, and he’s free!

three stars

Reviewer – Steven Vickers

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