21 August 2006

Adam Hills can kiss my ass!

Rich Hall, Assembly Rooms
Now a well kent face from appearances on UK TV, Hall nonetheless would seem more comfortable in a smaller venue than the expansive Music Hall of the Assembly Rooms.
His prepared material seems to peter out after about 40 minutes, but this is 40 minutes too late as it is the interaction with the audience and off the wall extemporising on random subjects where Hall shines.
Attempts to turn the show into some kind of "event" are half-hearted at best but reveal a delicious envy of the more populist performers, even if this is entirely fictional.
After a long day out and about in Edinburgh, Hall's weary cynicism is a perfect finish.

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