City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Is The Daily Mail Dead Yet? Review


By JD Stewart - Posted on 14 August 2009

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Show details
Company: 
Just The Tonic @ The Caves
Running time: 
60mins
Production: 
Baby Chimp Productions
Performers: 
William Hammer-Lloyd

It must be a pain doing a show at 11pm. Surely, once you were done, you would just go out til 5am, sleep all day and do it again?

I suppose you would have to have an endless supply of money, but if you did, you totally would, right?

Is The Daily Mail Dead Yet? Is one of these 11pm shows. It does work quite well though, as by this time, the audience are more than slightly inebriated, which takes away from the fact that the Daily Mail isn't really mentioned much. Well, it sort of is, but it's not.

William Hammer-Lloyd manages to pick up on a couple of things that the Mail has done and then proceeds to mix it in with stories about his life past and present. The list of what the Daily Mail believes to be bad for you is riotously funny (Facebook?!). The mixed focus is far from a bad thing and for me, made the show an enjoyable hour.

Hammer-Lloyd came across as a well-spoken ‘posh boy' to put it bluntly. His handlebar moustache and floppy hair are a bit of a riot, but that doesn't take away from the subtlety of his comedy. To me, it's always funny when someone who seems ‘posh' comes out with some truly disgusting jokes. He really could do with ditching the moustache though, it just looks wrong on someone so young.

Don't be put off by the late start, this may not be exactly what you are expecting, but it is worth it just to see Hammer-Lloyd's own personal hatred of the Daily Mail and his small quest to take it down.

Times: 13-30 August (not 18), 11pm