“Is this enjoyable?” asks Daniel Kitson humbly — or is it mock-humbly? It’s hard to know with Kitson, almost two hours into his latest attempt to reinvent comedy as we know it.
Had he asked, ooh, 75 minutes earlier, I’d have given a wowed: “Is it ever!” Kitson, 41, has been doing things entirely on his own terms since winning the Perrier award in 2003: no television, no radio, no publicity, yet remaining enough of a cult hero to sell out a month at a 500-seat venue such as this.
And for a while this new show, Keep, looks to be another self-styled Kitson classic. It’s pitched somewhere between his stand-up and his more Beckettian theatre shows. It has our host, sitting centre stage in…
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