I am Google

I am Google is listed as Comedy, Interactive and Stand-up. To a certain extent it is, but had it been listed in the Theatre category it might have been a little more accurate. Don't get me wrong, Kingswell Productions' one-man show is funny, but its potential lies in the character of Google and who he is and could be.Our host enters through the same entrance as the audience. Google welcomes everyone into his flat and sets up his home around us. After a few minutes he begins, talking through a number of fairly predictable jokes. The character asks if we have viruses and checks if anyone is a bot and so forth. It's a bit geeky, but easy enough to follow for the technologically challenged.There is a narrative to this show as Google explains his recently failed relationship with Twitter, who has run off with Facebook, and talks to his friends IMDB, Wikipedia and Yahoo. It's a one-man performance that could be transferred to a piece of semi-interactive multi-role theatre. This is especially obvious towards the end when the mood turns from comedy to a more poignant one and the jokes wear thin or disappear entirely. Google is a confident performer and fairly funny, but his jokes are obvious and overused. Currently the show feels like an over-extended segment from a stand-up set, that becomes tired after about half an hour. With a rewrite and a decision made as to whether this is dramatic or comedic, this could one day be a great show.

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The Blurb

Quick answers to your questions in 40 languages! Hang out with me and my friends Twitter, Facebook and Yahoo. Meet Craig and his list, Tom and his space, Wiki and his pedia! Bing is not invited! www.iamgoogle.co.uk

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