Jeremy Lion Goes Green

Before I got there I really expected to hate this act – I've seen dozens of 'comedy characters' over the years, and very few of them can carry it off convincingly. Jeremy Lions is the happy exception, and had me literally weeping with laughter at several points.In his 'comedy character' of alcoholic children's entertainer, this year's show for the kids is all about the importance of being green. That this involves a talking polar bear and a magic travelling hut in which he is sent around the globe should come as no surprise. From a visit to a rainforest with a surreal tree and chainsaw chase to an underwater trip to see the messed up sea-life, the lame special effects help add to the sense of dishevelment which attaches to the main character and indeed to the whole show.The final song of 'ten green bottles' is a wonderful comedy creation, and if he's really doing what it looks like he's doing then I've got to take my hat off to the guy as he suffers for our entertainment.With his comedy uniform of bright and too-small clothes, and with his drink sodden complexion, Jeremy Lions a wonderful creation which had the crowd rolling in the aisles with laughter. An unequivocal “Go See” show.

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The Blurb

Join the UK's most extraordinary children's entertainer as he attempts to save the world from ecological meltdown. Fun for all the family, although entirely unsuitable for children. 'Gloriously, excruciatingly funny' (Telegraph).

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