David Trent – Spontaneous Comedian. - One4Review
If ever there was a misnomer of a show title to describe the content then his has to be up with the best.
Spontaneous is certainly not a word that can be applied without irony to this tech heavy comic, PowerPointed to the gunnels and screens liberally strewn around the hot Pleasance Attic, liberal use of Youtube style clips to illustrate points are also there along the way.
But Trent, a school teacher by day job, has the comedy world really talking about him and has been achieving a lot of industry praise along the way. He has also been nominated in the Best Newcomer category for the Fosters comedy award in 2012.
His late night show is well attended the night I saw him and I have to say the reaction from them was patchy. Some stuff they really went with, other segments less so. I felt myself that much of the time the repetition of some of his footage was overdone, the call-backs used too often and impact lost in the process, but there was some genuinely funny and different stuff in there too. It is obvious that he is going places, and I look forward to seeing how he progresses. Could we have a new star in the comedy firmament? Time will tell.
Reviewed by Geoff
Until 27 August
22-45 to 23-45