ED NIGHT: ANTHEM FOR DOOMED YOUTH
Intriguing to use the name of a World War One poem as the title of a comedy show. Not certain whether Ed read the poem, or just the title. Turns out this isn’t about war, but is about youth, sort of. And it isn’t actually a show, yet, but a ‘work in progress’. Means a fair bit of umming and aahing and consulting notes, and wondering how old audience members are. There’s some play about who is Generation X,Y, Z or a ‘millennial’, and some anecdotes about failures in approaches to the opposite sex, occasionally with deliberately in-your-face graphic sexual stuff. There’s some satisfying piss-taking of pompous celebrities, and he has some mean one-liners here and there; but it’s a long way at the moment from a fully fledged show, hence this less than fully-fledged review.
John Christopher Wood