BARRY FROM WATFORD (AKA ALEX LOWE)

Always Be Comedy: The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2018

Alex Lowe’s second appearance in March 2018 at Always Be Comedy (in less than a month) gave us in the audience another brilliant comic creation, Barry from Watford. Staggering onto the stage fully made up with prosthetics and a brilliant set of false teeth Lowe transformed himself into an old man with a very funny line in smut and innuendo.

The delivery of the sexually suggestive lines that finished off every story made for an utterly inspired routine.  I had seen Barry on stage before some years ago but I cannot remember him being this memorably funny and I was weeping with laughter throughout the routine.   Indeed Lowe (who I believe to be one of the funniest character actors of his generation) shook my hand whilst I was queueing for the show, grinned at me and told me that we were in line for some fun tonight. Indeed we were and as a result he deserved a standing ovation from me and another handshake. Barry, like Lowe’s other great creation, Clinton Baptiste is a class act and is very highly recommended.

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