Kai Humphries: Stuff Protocol

Many will be thrilled to see that the infectiously funny Kai Humphries is back at the Fringe with his new show Stuff Protocol. This cheeky Geordie just bubbles with energy, feeding off the crowd and clearly loving every moment. Humphries is the kind of comic that just makes you feel good, whilst managing to tread the line between offensive and funny with absolutely flawless style.

Humphries never seems to rush anywhere, leaving the audience relaxed and giggling.

The content of this show is varied and interesting, jumping from his experiences of elocution lessons (don’t change that beautiful accent Kai, we love it!), to his inability to wear hats, to what happens when you ‘gently molest a turtle’ and through to food at rap parties. His witty observations on his own life are both relatable and loveably weird. Humphries is clearly relaxed in front of a big audience, using excellent word play and a few one-liners thrown in for good measure to entertain an already comfortable crowd. This friendly style is hard not to love, especially when he turns his mockery onto himself in a way that is both painfully aware and hilariously self-deprecating.

This show is slick and yet slow paced. Humphries never seems to rush anywhere, leaving the audience relaxed and giggling. Sometimes the pace could be picked up a little more, but more often than not the audience were roaring with laughter even as this undeniably funny comic described his experience of saving a life as a nineteen year old. He lets his jokes linger in the air with perfect timing, then delivering a quick and snappy few lines to break the awkwardness. Warming up the crowd before getting to the more risky jokes, one of Humphries biggest strengths is his ability to read and react to the audience.

If you’re looking for an hour of fun, contagious glee and utterly enchanting merriment, Kai Humphries is surely your man. 

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'Outrageously funny' **** (BroadwayBaby.com). 'A lovely Geordie comic and this set wasn't just funny; it was like being cuddled for an hour, bathed in his sunny friendliness and impossible likeability that makes his rude humour feel mischievous and thoroughly inoffensive ... unpretentious and charming ... hilarious!' **** (ThreeWeeks). 'Side-splittingly funny' (Fest). 'Extremely funny ... catch an emerging superstar early' **** (One4Review.com). 'Endearing and funny' (Evening News). 'Happy, original and surreal... Caustic, rapid-fire wit... An immensely gifted stand-up' (Skinny). High-octane star of Comedy Central's Comedy Store. 'Enormous fun, warm and positive. A wee cracker!' **** (Chortle.co.uk).