I first saw Chris Ramsey live in 2011 as a supporting artist for Russell Kane. Back then he was utterly brilliant and nothing’s changed there. What has changed though is Ramsey’s confidence; where once every other word was a nervous swear, now he walks the stage like he owns it. This is
Most Dangerous Man on Saturday Morning Television is high-energy, high-humour show that marks Ramsey as one of the top stand-up comics of his generation.
He’s not at all dangerous really though; Ramsey has a warm personality and seems genuinely chuffed to be performing his stand-up routine to such a large audience. For a young, successful comedian, he doesn’t have the cocky air that can be seen in some. Instead, Ramsey is perfectly content to talk about his life as it is, from holidays to television appearances. He’s not hiding anything about his life, not pretending to be über famous or just a bloke with an everyday job, which ultimately pays off.
With a mixture of personal anecdotes and satire, Ramsey commands the stage with an hour of some of the best stand-up I’ve seen at the Fringe. One story about advertising has me crying tears of laughter onto the audience member next to me (sorry, whoever you are). When chatting with the audience, his comic timing doesn’t falter. This high-octane show doesn’t have a low moment, Ramsey’s infectious energy pushing it along. The audience love it and you can see Ramsey reacting to the positive atmosphere, excelling as the show goes on.
My personal highlight? An analogy about cheese toasties that I’ve been using for years finally appearing on the stage to (disgusted) groans of laughter amongst the audience. Most Dangerous Man on Saturday Morning Television is high-energy, high-humour show that marks Ramsey as one of the top stand-up comics of his generation.