The premise of
Whether winners or losers, everyone left happy
The show is simply structured into two clear halves. In the first part Love charmingly regales us with entertaining stories and facts using typical pub quiz rounds such as film and music to introduce us to the key points in his life.We learn about his favourite music and are even treated to an extract from a film script he has written. Two volunteers acted this out with Love’s direction in an attempt to bring this particular moment to life.
At this point Love brought in the ‘true facts’ bell - that he would ring at any point of the show whenever a true fact was stated. The audience greeted this with much hilarity as it became a running gag throughout.
In the second part of the show, the audience were split into teams and were tested on the information given to us in the first half. Had there been more physical room for teams to interact with each other during the quiz section it would have been an even more enjoyable experience, but as Alex Love was playing to a full house, and the room was small, this wasn’t possible. Hardly a complaint.
Love is a confident and relaxed performer who makes his audience feel at ease.There are many very funny moments in this show, and in a nod to shows like QI, Love would randomly deduct points from teams, upping the concentrated competition in the room. The winning team was able to choose their prize (round or square), but whether winners or losers, everyone left happy.
If you enjoy audience interaction as well as a quiz delivered by a skilful host with a twinkle in his eye, then do go along. It’s fun.