Nick Grimshaw: Team Hate
  • By Pete Shaw
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  • 18th Aug 2010
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  • ★★★★

For a man who claims never to have done this before, DJ Nick Grimshaw appears very comfortable in the skin of a stand-up comedian. Chatty and confident, he rarely misses a beat in this 35-minute ‘lecture’ of the things he hates; the second of four one-man shows being staged by BBC Radio 1 in Edinburgh.Grimshaw’s only props are his Powerpoint slides, which count him down á la late-night Channel 4 telly specials to his ultimate hate; Scott Mills, his antagonist for making him agree to do the show in the first place. Along the way there are some I wholeheartedly agree with (No. 18: The entire editorial content of the Daily Mail), some I’m not sure I understand (No. 25: When I look like a catfish), and some – being the wrong side of forty – possibly apply to me (No. 47: Old people texting). Grimshaw’s mid-twenties view and Mancunian background feature throughout, notably at position No. 2: What that London’s done to me. He’s down-to-earth, affable and gets the audience on-side within minutes of his set.The obvious comparator is The One Who Doesn’t Speak ‘Silent But Deadly’, but that’s difficult to do since they are so very different. In many ways Grimshaw trumped in a more polished product. Remove the Radio 1 moniker and you’d still probably be able to sell tickets for Grimshaw’s show, whereas TOWDS; well, probably not. But which made me laugh more? I have to say, TOWDS still has the edge. Now bring on Beccy.

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The Blurb

A wry observational look at popular culture with the aid of a trusty powerpoint Nick Grimshaw presents 'Team Hate' - a show that covers all the things that irritate him - from politicians who try to be hip to his dad's grasp of popular culture (or lack of).

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