HENRY PAKER

Always Be Comedy (3 shows): The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2018
The Off The Kerb Showcase: The Comedy Store, London, 2018
Always Be Comedy: The Tommyfield pub, Kennington, London, 2019
Nick Helm’s Xmas F*ck Fest 5: Pleasance Theatre, Islington, London, 2019

I had seen flyers for Henry Packer’s shows advertised at the Edinburgh Fringe for the last few years but had never had chance to go so I was looking forward to seeing him at Always Be Comedy when he performed in January 2018 and then in March 2018.  I found his fifteen-minute set endearingly funny and saw him again in April 2018 when he performed at The Comedy Store as part of The Off The Kerb Showcase.  That night, he resembled a whirlwind that was packed full of wry, offbeat jokes and observations together with a busy physicality that he had on stage.  Paker made me belly laugh with this performance.

I saw him again in April and June 2018, then again in May 2019 all at Always Be Comedy and also as a guest at Nick Helm’s Christmas charity show in December 2019 where he delivered new work-in-progress material in his infectious and unique style.

 

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