Pete Cain: Everybody Out!

Review by Elaine Reid | 22 Aug 2013
  • Pete Cain: Everybody Out

Pete offers a bold solution to problems currently blighting the UK due to, as he puts it, there simply being too many of us. He wants all of us out and for people to be allowed back, irrespective of race, gender or age, instead entirely based on their ability to pass the “niceness” test. Will you make it through at the end of the hour?

Pete is wholeheartedly behind the argument and he takes you along with gusto and enthusiasm as he attempts to combat the gripes of the audience through the show, from queuing, to roadworks, to tax. From solutions on how to deal with motorists who slam the breaks on as they pass speed cameras, to waving etiquette, he has the answer for all of your problems. 

After a promising start he loses some of us towards the end, as he mines a story about a train ticket fine for too long, without ending in a justifiably big laugh. Overall it feels as though something fresh is lacking and although humorous at points, the comedy he's putting forward feels a little 'done'. 

 

Pete Cain: Everybody Out! The Assembly Rooms, until 25 Aug, 10.15pm, £10 http://www.edfringe.com/whats-on/comedy/pete-cain-everybody-out