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Rhod Gilbert, De Montfort Hall, Leicester | reviews, news & interviews

Rhod Gilbert, De Montfort Hall, Leicester

Rhod Gilbert, De Montfort Hall, Leicester

Welsh comic uses surreal invention to rail against life

Rhod Gilbert: contrarian even down to the invention of his latest show's title
Rhod GIlbert is, I suppose, what one would call a contrarian. Much that he comes up against in life appears to confound him and, perhaps as a consequence, a lot of things seem to go wrong (often at the same time), which causes him yet more rilement. Even the title of this show, Rhod Gilbert & The Cat That Looked Like Nicholas Lyndhurst, which I saw at the Leicester Comedy Festival, is in response to an annoying fan who brings the comic gifts of things that have been mentioned in previous show titles, such as grapes and mince pies. “I thought, I’ll show him,” says Gilbert. “There’s no way he can come up with a cat looking like the ginger-haired, moon-eyed actor from a popular sitcom. Petty, I know, but it gave me pleasure.”

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