First, let the blurb do the talking: “Beckett’s back with a brand new hour of funnies and he’s taking on the big issues like Kit Kats and flatbread! Star of BBC One’s Live at the Apollo, BBC Two’s Mock the Week, Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats & ITV2’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here Now. ‘…a revelation’ **** (Scotsman). ‘Relentlessly smiley, perpetually grinning Londoner whose unshowy, unpretentious but thoroughly funny shtick has every chance of winning him a big audience…’ (Guardian).”
Until recently I’d only seen Rob Beckett as part of the I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here ITV 2 squad, and I have to admit I didn’t get the joke. But then we saw him on one of those incredibly long Channel 4 night of comedy things and we finally did! So I’m really hoping he’s going to be as funny in real life as he was on that programme. His new show is Mouth of the South, which, as a title, I really rather admire for its rhythmic knowingness. It’s on at the Pleasance Dome – Ace Dome at 20:00 and the tickets are selling fast – and if Kit-Kats and flatbread will play a part then no wonder. OK… So please check back shortly after 9pm to see if Mr Beckett wowed us! And the preview blog for our next show should also be available by then.
What a star! First class material delivered with wonderful self deprecation, with so many references that everyone would recognise. And he has a terrific rapport with the audience, and he even waits outside to thank you individually for coming. Absolutely brilliant – I’m a new fan!