Fresh from 2016's I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, Joel Dommett takes to the road for his solo show.

One of the UK’s most energetic and exciting comedians returns to the road with his new solo show, Joel Dommett: LIVE. Catch the star of Sky1s Bring The Noise as he delivers his high octane comedy to venues up and down the country.

Joel came onto the comedy scene in 2007 and has never looked back. After receiving great critical acclaim for his Edinburgh Fringe shows, he has gone on to appear in numerous television shows including; Impractical Jokers (BBC3),Reality Bites (ITV2), Russell Howard's Good News (BBC), Drunk History (Comedy Central), and has performed in acting roles for Popatron (BBC2) and Skins (E4).

The lovable 2016 ‘I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’ runner up, Joel Dommett, got some big laughs at his sold-out show at Birmingham’s Hippodrome with his goofy stand-up routine. 

It’s no secret that the comedian’s stint in the jungle, along with that unfortunate leaked Skype video, propelled his career as a stand-up comic tenfold. 

“Who’s here because they saw me in the jungle and who’s here because they’ve seen my penis,” Dommett asked the audience before hearing many high-pitched cheers in response. 

Dommett repeated throughout the show that this tour – his biggest tour to date – was his dream come true. He joked about unsuccessful dates, failed relationships and teasing his dad – all of which recieved a great response. The entire show revolved around the theme of his old friend Steve, their teenage band Psirus and their dream to perform Papa Roach's Last Resort to a huge crowd. 

After the interval, the second half of the show was considerably funnier than the first, which in comparison was rather thin on material. However, the seemingly weak jokes in the first half were later revealed to be all part of the build up for the epic, feel-good finale. 

His strengths as a comedian are his reactions and responses to the audience – including picking up on their interesting laughs, conversing with them and heckling a heckler. His ability to link all parts of the show together so seamlessly and with great comic timing is testament to his talent, proving you don't just have to become a reality TV star to be a successful comedian. 

The biggest tour of his life is no where near over yet. You can catch Joel Dommett in venues across the Midlands throughout the year. 

Review by Lauren Cox 


4 Stars on Sat, 06 May 2017

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