Tom Ward – Sex, Snails and Cassette Tapes 3*** - One4Review
one4review | On 26, Aug 2016
The word of Fringe 2016 was often about the debut hour of Tom Ward and how brilliant his show was. Having seen this very likeable comic ‘doing 20’ in London in March I was very keen to see the show myself.
There is no doubt that he has a lot going for him, stage presence, a pleasing manner and a nice, occasionally wacky style about him, together with some really funny material, but I have to say it didn’t quite live up to what I expected from the guy.
Ward’s material ranges from his upbringing, visits to Gay clubs at 16, although he is straight, music, relationships masculinity and Tupperware! He is also a pretty good mimic especially with Cher and Jools Holland and although we don’t know her it’s a safe assumption, his mum as well.
The crowd work he does is for me the best part of his act as he gets to showcase his personality, wit and invention giving a warmth to proceedings.
I am sure Tom Ward will be a major player in years to come, and I look forward to seeing the progression from a comic with loads of potential to being a sure fire cert.
Reviewed by Geoff
21.45 to 22.45