Perrier Award nominee Ross Noble has received huge critical acclaim and become known as an exciting and original talent in the UK. Now he takes his show worldwide, to destinations as diverse as Australia, Italy, Egypt and Belgium by day and entertaining the locals with his microphone by night.
In the first episode, Ross travels to Brussels, a city with a reputation a little on the dull side. But he soon finds out that with chocolate on every corner, a puzzling statue of an incontinent child, and the honour of being associated with the always-exciting Jean-Claude Van Damme, Brussels might be his kind of city after all.
Half hilarious stand-up routines, half cultural observations, these shows are both a tempting taster of the cities he visits and a perfect opportunity to spend some time in the wacky, whimsical, fantastically funny world of Ross Noble.
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I have to admit I am a big Ross Noble fan, so I was expecting a treat from his Global offering. I wasn't disappointed. It's not going to be for you if don't like very random humour, which is Noble's trademark. If you do like this type of comedy, accompanied by some unusual observations on his treks overseas, you will enjoy this. I found his description of goings on in Adelaide particularly hilarious.
This series follows comedian Ross Noble as he travels from show to show in several countries, performing for what sounds like small theatres full of english people. How this is different from doing a season at Pontins I am not sure. As you might expect, Ross uses his time to make witty observations about other cultures and imparts quirky anecdotes related to his travels. You and I dear reader are blessed as we shall never know the pressure a comedian must submit to as he (or she) desperately tries to squeeze a laugh out over riding on a bus or ordering the wrong thing from a menu when you can't make yourself understood.
The series isn't terrible, you probably will laugh at least once per episode. But it's certainly not a classic and it won't be one you come back to often.
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