Comedy review: Steve Day

First published online for The Skinny

Telling the story of a personal feat is a tough call in comedy. Many shows either use it as only as a loose basis around which to hang material, or get so distracted by the reality of the story that, whilst interesting, it ceases to really qualify as comedy.

Steve Day’s tale of his quest to run the London Marathon victoriously manages both. He never distracts from the narrative of the story, drawing in the audience with his tale of endurance – such that I am more than once moved to tears – but at the same time keeps the laughter constant and free-flowing, and never an awkward addition.

 

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