Look at This Massive Picture of My Face

It’s very difficult to pull off a routine that focuses largely on lengthy rants whilst still retaining an audience’s affection, but Nick Doody manages to pull this feat off with aplomb. Beginning with a lecture on the importance of audience attention, it is not long before he is dissecting politics, religion and the flaws of airport security.

With an astute talent for observational comedy, Doody has clearly spent a considerable amount of time analysing the various discrepancies found in everyday occurrences. From the ridiculous logic of being unable to take more than 100ml of liquid on a plane but as much as you want if it is in separate containers, to the lack of appeal of 20-year-old women when you are 40 as you realise that you share nothing in common with them, Doody produces sharp, witty humour, that has much of the audience in stitches.

Although some of the jokes will not work for everyone, as Doody points out, there is no point staying offended when the words he says are in jest, rather than means to deliberately upset the sensitively inclined. After all, a joke about rape is not the same as rape itself. Though moments of the set teeter on the edge of acceptability, including a hilarious if somewhat impertinent digression involving Baroness Thatcher, Doody is clearly onto a winner.

Since you’re here…

… we have a small favour to ask. We don't want your money to support a hack's bar bill at Abattoir, but if you have a pound or two spare, we really encourage you to support a good cause. If this review has either helped you discover a gem or avoid a turkey, consider doing some good that will really make a difference.

You can donate to the charity of your choice, but if you're looking for inspiration, there are three charities we really like.

Mama Biashara
Kate Copstick’s charity, Mama Biashara, works with the poorest and most marginalised people in Kenya. They give grants to set up small, sustainable businesses that bring financial independence and security. That five quid you spend on a large glass of House White? They can save someone’s life with that. And the money for a pair of Air Jordans? Will take four women and their fifteen children away from a man who is raping them and into a new life with a moneymaking business for Mum and happiness for the kids.
Donate to Mama Biashara now

Theatre MAD
The Make A Difference Trust fights HIV & AIDS one stage at a time. Their UK and International grant-making strategy is based on five criteria that raise awareness, educate, and provide care and support for the most vulnerable in society. A host of fundraising events, including Bucket Collections, Late Night Cabarets, West End Eurovision, West End Bares and A West End Christmas continue to raise funds for projects both in the UK and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Donate to Theatre MAD now

Acting For Others
Acting for Others provides financial and emotional support to all theatre workers in times of need through the 14 member charities. During the COVID-19 crisis Acting for Others have raised over £1.7m to support theatre workers affected by the pandemic.
Donate to Acting For Others now

The Blurb

Read these words I've written about how awesome my show is! Look at how great other people have said I am! 'Simply the best unadulterated, gimmick-free hour of stand-up' ***** (Chortle.co.uk).

Most Popular See More

Wicked

From £24.00

More Info

Find Tickets

The Phantom of the Opera

From £27.00

More Info

Find Tickets

Matilda the Musical

From £24.00

More Info

Find Tickets

Pretty Woman: The Musical

From £24.00

More Info

Find Tickets

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

From £30.00

More Info

Find Tickets

The Book of Mormon

From £24.00

More Info

Find Tickets