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It’s Kevin

Sun Mar 17, 10-10.35pm, BBC2

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Series one, episode one
You might say it’s not before time. From ‘Brasseye’ to ‘Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle’ via ‘I’m Alan Partridge’ and ‘Big Train’, Kevin Eldon has been in and around much of the best British comedy of the last twenty years. So it seems strange that until now, no-one has given him his own show. Finally, though, the moment has come.

Anyone who’s seen Eldon’s hyperactive stand-up will know to expect a mixture of music, cheerfully batty sketches and just occasionally, a hint of the slightly aberrant, sinister edge which has animated many of his cameos. By no means everything in this opening episode works, but it’s full of good, peculiar ideas and most importantly, manages to create and sustain its own mysterious internal logic. A singular pleasure from a brilliantly eccentric comedic presence.

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3 comments
Brian Hinchcliffe
Brian Hinchcliffe

I disagree with everything you write. "Cheerfully batty" means weak and insubstantial. "Internal logic" means bad timing, weak premises and infuriating repetition. "Not everything works" means nothing made us laugh. His style is oddness and mis-matching last done by Reeves & Mortimer. What It's Kevin needs is real surprise to make the audience laugh. Absolutely no surprises were made. Very disappointing

Brian Hinchcliffe
Brian Hinchcliffe

I disagree with everything you write. "Cheerfully batty" means weak and insubstantial. "Internal logic" means bad timing, weak premises and infuriating repetition. "Not everything works" means nothing made us laugh. His style is oddness and mis-matching last done by Reeves & Mortimer. What It's Kevin needs is real surprise to make the audience laugh. Absolutely no surprises were made. Very disappointing

Brian Hinchcliffe
Brian Hinchcliffe

I disagree with everything you write. "Cheerfully batty" means weak and insubstantial. "Internal logic" means bad timing, weak premises and infuriating repetition. "Not everything works" means nothing made us laugh. His style is oddness and mis-matching last done by Reeves & Mortimer. What It's Kevin needs is real surprise to make the audience laugh. Absolutely no surprises were made. Very disappointing