Struan Logan @ Laughing Horse, The Counting House
Struan Logan’s trip around the world doesn’t really go anywhere
Struan All Over The World is similar to someone talking about their gap year, with a few jokes thrown in, along with cultural observations that are neither interesting nor relevant to anyone who wasn’t on the trip.
Struan Logan is likeable enough – a regular bloke who wants to make it in stand-up. He doesn’t stretch himself beyond the comfort zone of his own experiences, which means a few obvious jokes about his name, some references to looking older than he is, and a number of mildly amusing anecdotes from his travels abroad. These include working behind the bar in a gay nightclub in Australia, being ginger in Myanmar and doing stand-up in Kuala Lumpur. There’s nothing out of the ordinary about his travel tales – comedy doesn’t have to be thought-provoking or profound, but it does have to be funny.
He explicitly makes it clear that he wants a career in comedy and if he’s serious about going professional he'll need to change gear. This hour is like listening to that story your friend’s friend told you at a BBQ last year, and about as memorable.
Struan Logan: Struan All Over the World, Laughing Horse, The Counting Horse (Attic), 2-26 Aug (not 15), 6:05pm, Free
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