Simon Munnery's AGM 2008
Stand Comedy Club
This gig baffled me at first. Renowned comic Munnery is a great guy, affable and intelligent, but not really laugh-out-loud funny. He performed stories, sketches and a song, tapped everyone in the audience on the head with a spoon and recorded it with his camera phone, and talked to an inflatable parodic statue of Richard Dawkins. I got the feeling that he is a naturally funny guy, but that this particular material didn't fully do him justice. Yet I found myself having a good time; his show was still entertaining as it was interesting, thoughtful and varied. I wasn't roaring with laughter and neither was the audience - this is the sort of comedy that produces continuous waves of tittering rather than one big-bellied laugh.
The Stand Comedy Club, 31 Jul - 25 Aug (not 11), 4.10pm (5.20pm), prices vary, fpp 96
tw rating: 3/5
published: Aug-2008 for Three Weeks newspaper at the Edinburgh Festival