Last night a few of us went to our local quality venue for some stand-up comedy, headlined by Isy Suttie, best known as weirdo love-interest in Peep Show.
Because they have family and friends, let's pass over the supporting acts without naming them. Suffice to say, stories about your parents being slightly odd and coming from unfashionable areas of the country really shouldn't count as cutting edge comedy. On a more positive note, if their routines are good enough for a professional comedian, a new career unfurls before me.
Isy Suttie was therefore very welcome. Even if you aren't hugely into character comedy (and songs), it was a relief to see someone who understands how to structure and time an act. Her take on the world was slightly quirky, a bit Victoria Wood, with frequent dashes of something sharper which prevented her act being too cutesy.
A definite hit - catch her if she's in your area.
(And I wasn't made to have my photo taken with her. Whether it was this threat or the sight of The Dark Place that impelled her, she raced for the train as soon as she was off stage. I don't blame her).