COM­EDY GOR­ING AND STOKES: NERDS OF A FEAThER JUsT THE TONIC AT THE CAVEs (VENUE 88) HHHHH

The Scotsman - - Fringereviews Hotshow -

THE NAT­U­RAL state of so­cial in­ter­ac­tion for nerds of a feather is to flock to­gether, but Gra­ham Gor­ing and Chris stokes, though billed to­gether, don’t re­ally flock at all. The au­di­ence is treated to two in­di­vid­ual stand-up per­for­mances hung on the hat peg of nerd­ness and geek­dom which re­sults in some sidesplit­ting mo­ments.

stokes teeters on the verge of cool with his la­conic, low-key de­liv­ery, but his ob­ser­va­tions are no less hi­lar­i­ous and he clearly en­joys the dra­matic ten­sion that’s part of win­ning over the au­di­ence. Gor­ing takes over more than half­way through, look­ing much more the part with a gen­uine, geeky en­thu­si­asm for the clever and witty Pow­erPoint pro­duc­tion that is an in­te­gral part of his act.

Given the con­trast in the two styles, on a good night it’s like two shows for the price of one, but it also poses the pos­si­bil­ity that on­stage in­ter­ac­tion be­tween their in­di­vid­ual ways could send the laugh­ome­ter sky-high.

JIM FER­GU­SON

Un­til 29 Au­gust. To­day 2:40pm.

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