Stewart Francis: Into The Punset: Soho Theatre, London, 2018
I went to see Canadian maestro of puns, Stewart Francis’ new tour: Into The Punset at the Soho Theatre in London in October 2018. The show was billed as work in progress for sadly what would be Francis’ final UK tour. For an hour there was a barrage of very funny stories and jokes with Francis’ recognising my loud laugh from the front table in a somewhat subdued Monday night crowd. The pin-sharp punchlines and understated tones to the stories all worked well and the gags were exquisitely timed, perfectly delivered with a slow build-up and very, very funny. If this is indeed his final tour, then thank you for all the laughs and he will be greatly missed.