Bringing together different comedians into the one show offers audiences variety but it can also bring together conflicting styles. This considered, ‘Neapolitan’ has found a great combination.
Mathew Hespe opened up the night well with a tight set covering family, relationships and some classic observational comedy. Alongside material that brought consistent and quality laughs, Mathew also demonstrated excellent technique onstage with good fluctuations of timing and tone. His performance was smooth, so much so he even managed to include some flirting with the front row during his set.
Aurélia St Clair followed with a distinctly different but complementary style. She was softly spoken in her delivery but this disarmed the audience and opened them up to clever and occasionally more serious writing. Aurélia’s grin was enchanting as she told stories of love, racism and growing up.
Finally, Josh Webb closed out the night with an occasionally self-deprecating set that revealed a lot about his deepest and darkest fears. Josh has an amicable stage presence that could be likened to his namesake Josh Widdicombe. While Josh’s set was not as clean, it suited his style and the material.
‘Neapolitan’ is not a theatrical show that will change your perspective on life but it is not trying to be. Instead, this show features simple, high quality stand-up performed well, focussing on the talents of three up and coming comedians.
Check out Aurélia St Clair, Mathew Hespe and Josh Webb in ‘Neapolitan’ from 17 to 22 April 2018. For more information and to book tickets, click here.