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Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar
Alexei Sayle's Imaginary Sandwich Bar

He's back with another series, combining politics, surreal situations and a long-standing marriage with his long-suffering wife, Linda. Linda does tend to chip in with the occasional correction, which provide some of the funniest moments.

He works in the "anecdote" style, stringing together ten or so stories from his life, some of I which I suspect are slightly embellished.

His socialist leanings are still strong, and an excellent source of comedy, stretching from the Millets invasion of Iran, to the similarities between Thatcher and Dizzee Rascal.

The impressive personality he uses for his comedy, a bombastic energy that allows him to jump around from topic to topic, while pulling the audience along with him, keeps the jokes striking home frequently and ensures a solid half hour of fun.

He also has quite a few strong words about the uneducated, amateur book bloggers. I've decided not to take it personally.

One series that will be firmly on my schedule, as he keeps me laughing for the full half hour.

Highly recommended.

Tagged: Radio Comedy Monologue Stand-up Autobiographical