Mat Ewins Presents: Adventureman 7 – Return of Adventure Man, VAULT Festival

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by guest critic Zahid Fayyaz

From a successful run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Mat Ewins bring his well-received show to London’s VAULT festival. This is a series of daft but funny jokes, using faked videos and audience participation supported by a spine of an Indiana Jones-style adventure. The quest is to obtain a magical amulet to prevent the closure of his museum.

The use of animations and cameos from his comedy friends certainly help support the show as well, putting together a fast-paced and varied hour for his audiences.

The jokes are certainly silly, occasionally rather close to the bone, but work overall to make the evening an enjoyable one. Ewins is an engaging and talented comedian, pushing through the occasional technical snafu or reluctant audience member to keep the laughs coming. He is certainly worth catching next time he is in London with whatever his next show may turn out to be.

Matt Ewins Presents: Adventureman 7 – Return of Adventure Man runs through 28 February.

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