When Simon Evans takes to the stage, he does so with the carefree attitude of a man addressing old friends in his own home; such is his confidence as a comedian. With a smile and a wine in his hand, he tells the audience he has been doing stand up since the 1990s and it shows – he is indeed a veteran of his craft.

Evans feeds off the audience well, relishing every line he delivers as he uses his age and life experience to teach us how to make money in this current financial climate. With this material, he is well-suited to an older audience.

That being said, Evans is wickedly clever with his cynicism and pulls no punches from a set that covers the perceived benefits of children to the stereotypical type of person whom appreciates a glass of Buckfast Tonic wine.

Words: James Brown

Simon Evans: In The Money, Assembly George Square, Aug 3 – 14 (not 15) 16-28, 7pm

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