Review: Chris Ramsey, Ipswich Regent, Friday July 27 2018

Stand-up comedian Chris Ramsey. Photo: CONTRIBUTED

Stand-up comedian Chris Ramsey. Photo: CONTRIBUTED - Credit: Archant

A decade on from a maiden Ipswich Regent performance supporting Al Murray, Geordie comic Chris Ramsey has established himself into one of the UK’s top stand-up performers in his own right.

Ipswich represented the last in the current leg of his ‘Just happy to get out of the house’ tour, which featured the 31-year-old reflecting on life as a married dad of one.

Following a warm up from the excellent Carl Hutchinson, Chris joined the stage to engage with the crowd before starting the show proper, the highlight of which was his discovery of a place called Lavenham that genuinely delighted him.

The show was centred around his recent will-writing experience and life advice for young son Robin, but the best moments came with his finely reasoned frustrations at wife Rosie’s house habits.

Thoroughly explored issues with slow cookers, finding the house key and how to pack a dishwasher correctly were particularly noteworthy, and is where the TV regular comes into his own, expertly turning the mundane into magic.

Watch this space for his Ipswich return, because a performance like this will only see him continue to make waves. Let’s hope it’s not another decade.

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