Ben Pope @ Pleasance Courtyard

A pleasant hour from a debut comic

Review by Yasmin Hackett | 09 Aug 2018
  • Ben Pope

Ben Pope has buckets of enthusiasm and energy, setting a tone for the show and a level of vigour which he maintains for the full hour. The contents of Baby Sasquatch are lighthearted, and the show follows the broad theme of what it means to find oneself. And Pope explores both the best and worst ways of doing so.

Pope has all the right elements for a successful show. He is clearly well-versed in joke writing and his delivery is always spot on. But at times it can feel a little run-of-the-mill and formulaic. This does not, however, take away from the enjoyable nature of the show and Pope’s personality and charisma. But it's a pleasing hour from a comic who at times already seems accomplished.

Ben Pope: Baby Sasquatch, Pleasance Courtyard (Bunker One), 1-26 Aug, 8:30pm, £6-10

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