Lyric Theatre, London, 28/03/11
Music and comedy. Combined. Not a concept that would ever be likely to thrill me. However, the promise of Alex Horne, Harry Hill and Tim Key on one bill was more than enough temptation. A two-part show with a five-piece band and six acts including a plate spinner and a beatboxer, hosted by the impossible-not-to-love Horne, provided a kind of modern day variety show. Horne and Key both have a way about them that, whilst not always belly-laugh funny, is a joy to watch. Harry Hill was completely absurd, careering around the stage, being as odd as you’d imagine. Some of his jokes were truly awful, but when he makes you laugh, he REALLY makes you laugh. I never thought I’d enjoy a variety show, but tonight I did.