CoMEDy GARETH RiCHARDs: sTAnD up bETwEEn sonGs PleaSance courtyard (Venue 33) HHHHH
GARETH Richards’ delivery is so downbeat he makes Norman Lovett look like Brendon Burns.
He kicks off with some “anyone been to Bournemouth?” material and the “now you get plugs on trains” observations beloved of several comedians this year before going on to talk about death and his family at some length, and with some repetition.
Songs Dave the Fridge and Song for Mum, and one offering advice to single ladies, are subBoothby Graffoe whimsy. On the plus side, he has a killer line (about Jade Goody), a hilarious take on babies, and an inspired way with a metaphor.
Until 30 August. Today 6pm.