COMEDY SEAN LOCK : LOCKIpEDIA AssEMBLy @ GEOrGE sTrEET (VENUE 3) HHHHH
IF COMEDY had sections like music, sean Lock would be in the Easy Listening section. This is gentle, observational material that keeps the mood and the laughs up for a solid hour.
Lock starts on the joys of fatherhood before shifting up a gear to discuss the joys of Lidl, bags for life, porn at motorway service stations, the upside of myopia and fat people.
There is a smartly developed theme of words that make things sound better than they are – I’ll let sean explain, he makes some very pertinent points – which, I assume is what gives the show its title.
His philosophical examination of time and elasticity is not one for susan Boyle fans but other than that, this is comedy for Everyman (and woman). His attack on Twitter is fast, funny and ferocious. And true. He also has a go at Bono, blind people and the BBC. It is polished stuff.
His irritation with people who have 21st-century pseudo-disabilities is hilarious, welldeveloped stuff and, if you thought there was nothing more to be said about swearing on TV, think again.
Lock is freshly funny even where many other comics have gone before.
In a Fringe where too many comics “off the telly” have virtually signed “will this do?” at the end of their shows, it is a delight to have sean Lock back to show them all how it is done.
Until 30 August. Today 7:25pm.