Bodily 4**** - One4Review
one4review | On 22, Aug 2018
A word to describe Mr Lane would be ‘underappreciated’, and that word is not hyphenated. He’s got the perfect stage presence to match the kind of comedy he does (utterly self-confident; kinda kooky) and an eye for the silly and incongruous. His visual aids are exquisite works of comedic gold, and helpfully distributed to be used as fans in a hot venue. Also delightful is his use of the call-back because he doesn’t really do simple referencing, rather he reworks and expands to create material which is robust and funny in its own right.
The show is a mix of stand-up, elements of clown and those aforementioned visual aids, which migrate onto his body as well. Some of the stand up gets a little dark and you do wonder where exactly he’s going with it – up until then it’s been relatively innocuous – but he makes good and interesting points and uses that darker stuff as a set up for the finale.
Mr Lane seems like a lovely, relatively normal bloke – fist pumps on the way in, thank yous on the way out – but he’s got that glint in his eye that says just wait till I’m on stage, and when he is, it’s brilliant.
Reveiwed by Laura
Just the Tonic at the Caves, 12:55