Review: Sara Pascoe gave an ‘inventive and enjoyable’ set at Norwich Playhouse

PUBLISHED: 13:21 18 September 2018 | UPDATED: 13:22 18 September 2018

Comedian Sara Pascoe Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Comedian Sara Pascoe Picture: CONTRIBUTED


Even allowing for irony, Ladsladslads is perhaps the most unrepresentative name Sara Pascoe could have come up with for her tour.

Launching the two-month circuit in Norwich, Pascoe instead admits how she was once described as “too tampon-y”; in fact her comedy mostly deals with universal conundrums rather than any gender-specific agenda.

We hear about her trials with her family, her history of overlapping relationships, and her distrust of conjoined twins. Her delivery is relaxed, honest, and engaging with a breezy style that I suspect masks a much sharper intellect than she is willing to let on.

Fans will have recognised a few routines from TV outings, but that doesn’t make the jokes any less funny and there were several big laughs during the night. It was a funny, inventive, enjoyable set. It just needs a better name.

Sara Pascoe will also perform at King’s Lynn Corn Exchange on November 10 and Cambridge Corn Exchange on November 25.

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