Rich Davenport - Laugh Out Loud!

Monday 1st September 2003
Rich Davenport - Laugh Out Loud!
Rich Davenport - Laugh Out Loud!

STYLE: Comedy
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

It’s not every day you get a CD which recounts the fictitious biography of prog rockers The Purple Tripe Collective or blues legends Smiling Jack Ramsden & The Irwell Delta Boys. Or a talking squid who dreams of a brighter tomorrow. Or a commercial for Dr Crankshaft’s Original Prune Juice. Or a sculptor who works with custard and plaster of paris. Such is the CD debut of British Christendom’s first stand up comedian. Occasionally the proceedings raise a belly laugh, though as Marc Catley conclusively proved years ago, playing intentionally badly (as here on “Blues In Eee”) is often more painful than hilarious. But Rich has a nice feel for the surreal – try the truly silly “Focus On The Arts”. After all the mayhem there are two musical tracks, tacked rather incongruously on the end. They show Rich is a pretty good heavy rock man of the old school.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Spud in Auckland, New Zealand @ 23:29 on Sep 1 2005

Yes Rich is a great rock man from the old school. I was in a fine band with him and together we cut our teeth on the London circut He is a fine comedian and also a fine gentleman. Watch that space!!

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