Just the Tonic Saturday Night Special: Leicester Comedy Festival, Just The Tonic @ Hansom Hall, Leicester, 2022
Late Night Jokes On Us: Leicester Comedy Festival, Manhattan 34, Leicester, 2022
Eric Rushton: Not That Deep (Edinburgh preview): Buxton Festival Fringe: Rotunda Squeak, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, 2023
Winner of the Leicester Mercury Comedian of The Year 2020, comedian Eric Rushton performed for both Just The Tonic Saturday Night Special and Late Night Jokes On Us at the Leicester Comedy festival that I watched in February 2022. With his slow-build delivery, Rushton was wonderful at telling a joke and a story really drawing in the audience until the hilarious punchline. His clever material and wordplay really endeared him to the audience.
I watched a preview of Rushton’s solo show, Not That Deep, at the Buxton Festival Fringe in July 2023. Extremely engaging with the audience, the Staffordshire born comedian was extremely witty talking on subjects including relationships, parties, and dolphins. His droll delivery was pitch perfect and the audience really warmed to him providing big belly laughs.