Quick to point out the intimacy of the Ashcroft centre, particularly with no stage, Canadian comic Tom Stade hilariously picked on an unsuspecting young man in the front row and it was clear that the crowd were in for a good show.
He began by discussing the topic of addictions. Not the likes of alcohol or gambling, but instead his unhealthy addiction with Groupon. His set about the online discount website drew many laughs as he also highlighted Britain’s obsessive need to buy bargains, even if it is for items they don’t need, be it a giant bean bag chair or an indoor fruit tree.
Another notable highlight was his observations about relationships, comically pointing out that had Romeo and Juliet encountered married life, their relationship would have been very different.
The latter stage of the performance was not for the faint-hearted. Stade was only too pleased to discuss his bedroom antics and didn’t hesitate to quiz the audience about their love lives.