Sally-Anne Hayward @ Just The Tonic, The Caves

There's no shortage of jokes in Sally-Anne Hayward's entertaining hour

Review by Yasmin Hackett | 15 Aug 2018
  • Sally Anne Hayward

Sally-Anne Hayward’s Comedienne-ess is a whirlwind of lewd jokes. In fact, at times, the sheer volume of them could be overwhelming. Even if there are moments where it feels like she's gone for quantity over quality, Hayward has a remarkable talent for sharp jokes told at high speed. It is also evident how comfortable and composed she is behind the mic and on stage. Her ice-breaking crowd work is demonstrative of this as she pokes fun at the venue, which she says feels like a ‘cellar’, and commends the size of the audience turnout.

The show sometimes slows into a straightforward, 'don't get me started on...' kind of set-up. Which is a shame as this doesn't best deploy Hayward’s talents or mark her show out as something special. However, it's entertaining to be in the company of Hayward for an hour, with her deadpan delivery and cutting sense of humour.

Sally-Anne Hayward: Comedienne-ess, Just the Tonic at The Caves (Out the Box), 2-26 Aug (not 12 or 13), 7.20pm, £3-5/PWYW

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