Reviewer: Matt Farnham
In his latest stand-up show, Tudor Owen takes the audience on a journey through the trials and tribulations of being a stand-up comic on a small island where everyone knows you and how awkward nights at a strip club are.
Tudor manages to bring the idyllic life of North Wales to life with his humorous tales and lilting accent which he counters with his dry and cynical views. In The LL Factor Owen’s looks at how wonderful yet asinine the Welsh language news supplied by S4C, the Welsh language channel, is and recounts his brief stint with his own show on the same channel.
Owen’s observational comedy peaks when he turns his gaze inwards on his homeland and laughs at the wonderfully inclusive Wales where everyone knows someone from your town, the joys that can be had swimming with jellyfish and why we should all give camping in Anglesey one more chance.
Tudor blends his witty comments with his midlife thoughts and discusses how with age his views are changing. Tudor brings out the laughter when he tackles a subject he truly shows his passion about, the Welsh language and the joys it brings him while entertaining English family members and even the difficulties it causes his wife a native Welsh speaker.
Tudur Owen: The LL Factor is a riotously funny show that will cover you in spit, mostly from the Welsh language parts, and discuss the need for everyone to pee in a wetsuit. And of course, he feels the need to explain he is Welsh.
Runs until 28 August 2016