Reviews of Facepalm :
Three Weeks – http://www.threeweeks.co.uk/edaily/100517.html
Stephen Grant: Facepalm
After seeing Stephen Grant at a packed out Komedia, my first thought was simple: I just have to see him again. Right from the word go his audience were in fits of laughter as we were subjected to his relentless comedy. Not one to disappoint, Stephen provided plenty of ‘facepalm’ moments and, armed with his caustic wit, he wasn’t afraid to rip into the audience and have a laugh at their expense, for which they seemed strangely grateful. Though, rather oddly, one of the best comedy moments came from a bizarre situation where the audience heckled the audience! If you ever get the chance to see Stephen Grant, don’t miss out: this is comedy bordering on genius.
Komedia, 12 May, 8.00pm (9.00pm), £12.00 (£10.00), fpp24.
tw rating 5/5
The Latest – http://thelatest.co.uk/7/review-stephen-grant
Stephen Grant is nice. And happy. This may come as a surprise to those of you that see him in the gladiatorial arena of Krater at the weekend, but in this one-man show his own his contentness shone through as he turned his comedy focus from the larger picture over to the smaller one, mining comedy gold along the way. The title of the show refers to the heart-stopping moments when you cover your face with your hand to hide from the predicament you’ve created. Perfect anecdotal material for a show and a delightful opportunity to get to know Stephen Grant, whose previous material has kept us at arm’s length. He felt socially awkward and always has, and in inviting us into his world, took any social difficulties out of our own for the evening. After vitriol comes joy, and his happiness was boisterous and infectious.
Komedia, 12 May