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Russell Howard 'Wonderbox' Review 2014

On Sunday 23 February I entered the doors to the BIC in Bournemouth. I was there to see Russell Howard’s new stand up show ‘Wonderbox,’ and having been an avid fan of his show ‘Good News,’ I had high expectations.

I took my seat in the auditorium, enjoying the loud music and general buzz. Slowly the room filled up as people took their seats, and eventually the room was packed to bursting point.

As 8 o'clock approached the general buzz of anticipation transformed into electricity and excitement. The lights dimmed, the strobe lights danced around the stage and Russell took his place in front of the audience, cool, calm and collected.

The show was a complete success. Russell’s innocent yet hilarious observations filled the room with wave after wave of laughter and applause. The audience particularly enjoyed the comedian’s references to Bournemouth town and the Bournemouth people.

The interval lasted 20 minutes, during which time people discussed their favourite parts of the act and remarked on the quality of the material. Some bought beverages and others refused to move from their seats, myself included.

The second half of the show was just as entertaining as the first, and as the climax to the show loomed, Russell ended the affair with a fantastic story. A rich mixture of comedy, friendship and sadness, it was the perfect way to end the show.

Wonderbox was imaginative and hilarious, and I would strongly recommend it to everyone.

Russell Howard 'Wonderbox' - Stand up comedy in Bournemouth

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