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Sarah Millican, Russell Kane and Steve Hughes

Series 7 - Episode 6 Sarah Millican, Russell Kane and Steve Hughes

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Review

Host Sarah Millican, the mistress of girly self-deprecation, can’t stand celebrity fitness DVDs. No, her ideal would be “Fat Lass Has a Go”, followed up by “Fat Lass Tries Again”.

Millican has fallen into that comfortable female-comedian nest where she pokes fun at her own perceived shortcomings before anyone else can, making the audience complicit in her cheery humiliation. But you let her get away with it. Possibly that’s something to do with
that deceptively soothing Geordie lilt, a terrific giggle and her charm.

She’s funny, too; there are routines about a louche friend with an adventurous life (“To me, exciting is when you start a new tea towel“), her becoming an unlikely lust object on Twitter, and a boyfriend who can’t buy decent presents. Elsewhere, Steve Hughes does little more than get the audience cheering along to the naffness of The X Factor, while Russell Kane lets us in on the poisonous reality of being a single man again.

Summary

Sarah Millican hosts the stand-up show recorded at London's Hammersmith Apollo, introducing routines by Australian funnyman Steve Hughes and award-winning comic Russell Kane, who both give their own take on modern life.

Cast & Crew

Host Sarah Millican
Performer Steve Hughes
Performer Russell Kane
Director Paul Wheeler
Series Producer Anthony Caveney