Andrew Lawrence out of his box
October 21, 2010
IF.COMEDY Award Nominee Andrew Lawrence brings his highly acclaimed Too Ugly For Television show to the West End Centre, Aldershot on Thursday, October 28.
Andrew is a people person, or so he claims when lambasting and threatening the reviewers who call him misanthropic. Once you hear a bile-filled, hate-fuelled Andrew Lawrence rant you don’t wish to argue.
Positively dripping with disdain about most people, places and objects, Lawrence garrulously tirades about everything that has peeved him, from the banality of the pronunciation of the word ‘scone’ to his sometimes contentious opinion of peers on the comedy circuit. Nothing escapes his ire and the audience are swept along on a wave of antipathy.
The laughs come from the sheer power and length of Lawrence’s diatribes and the beautiful and impressive use of the English language he uses to illustrate his points. The saying goes that a picture speaks a thousand words, Lawrence will use a thousand words to paint a verbal picture. This conversational delivery means that his delivery has to be fast to squeeze everything he wants to say into a jam packed hour.
At the conclusion of Too Ugly For Television he leads a sing along, encouraging the audience to get increasingly more vocal. This is such a contradiction of everything that’s come before that Lawrence has to admit his sly plan before the audience get on board and really give him some volume.
Aside from being a cheery way to end the show, it is also Lawrence’s way of amusing himself by disrupting a neighbouring performance. Is it mean spirited? Yes. Is it funny? Absolutely. It is precisely the kind of thing Lawrence is such a master at.
Tickets cost £10 full, £8 concessions and this show is seated.