Comedy at the Bridgwater Arts Centre is getting better and better! With this season we are starting it off with some really class events such as this one! Allow me to introduce the amazingly hilarious Paul Foot!
Come along comedy heads!
“He is completely in charge. An hour in his company is one of wet faced glee and it’s over in a flash.”The Scotsman (2013)Greetings, I am Paul Foot, One of the worldʼs I do not have fans. I have Connoisseurs. If you are a connoisseur of my comedy, you may join the Guild of Paul Foot Connoisseurs. comedians.
After last year’s brilliantly chaotic Still Life brilliantly subverted the artificial slickness of stand-up, Paul Foot has taken a retrograde step in returning to a more free-form surrealism, with long, sprawling nonsense stories filling up the hour.
Guild bless you
And it’s a less impressive show for it: a stream of insane ramblings and nervous, spastic tics which has to be enjoyed for the ridiculous ride, rather than any solid payoffs. Like most surrealism, the laughs come only when Foot suddenly stops talking, and the preposterousness of what has just been said dawns upon him.
He’s got funny bones, for sure, and a very distinctive look – which this year includes a shiny silver jacket. Many in the room found him instinctively hilarious, it has to be conceded, and in their ears everything Foot said was an instant gem.