Reviewer: John Roberts
The laughter roars across the auditorium as “the most dangerous man on Saturday morning television” shares with a sold out crowd just how he came to be banned from Sky 1’s Soccer A.M.
The story is in essence ridiculous and completely blown way out of proportion from the powers that be, but Ramsey has used the absurdity of the situation to his benefit and crafted one of the funniest and most coherent pieces of stand-up on the fringe.
Ramsey is your typical lad next door, he has a cheeky banter but never truly crosses the line and if he does, he genuinely does recoil in his own shock – just ask him about fisting the man on the front row at tonight’s opening gig (the first of only 9 shows). Ramsey also talks about life growing up in South Shields and the joys of working in Allsports as well as teenage pranks with his “stupid mate” and just why you will never be able to look at James Bond and Cheese Toasties in the same way again.
His rapport with the audience is first class and unlike other comedian’s never targets his material directly, because of this you feel at ease with him and can safely sit back and genuinely enjoy the show without fear of being singled out.
If you want a genuinely funny show to end your day at the fringe you can’t go wrong with Chris Ramsey… Oh and to just get it out there and in the open, I’m a scruncher… Sorry Chris!
Runs until 25th August