Three Weeks

Richard Herring: What Is Love Anyway?
Avalon Promotions
Goodness, he's loud and fast this year. He's in a vast, cavernous Victorian hall and perhaps he's trying to fill the room テや not only with punters テや but also with his voice. Last year's show was about the irrationality of religion; this year it's about the irrationality of love. There are, of course, crude sex jokes aplenty, amongst self-deprecating navel-gazing, and shocking anti-romanticism. I was initially disappointed that the show didn't seem to contain any of Herring's trademark sentimental meanderings, but of course he saved it till the end and then delivered a whopper テや an extended story about his grandmother recited over Debussy テや followed by a soppy philosophical rom-com ending to bring this sweet evening to a fittingly mawkish close.