Sean Lock is far from being the only stand-up purveying
his sort of low-key free-associative humour, owing as much to wordplay as to
the far-fetched "imagine if" conceit. But he is one of the best (hence
being nominated for this year's Perrier), particularly because he doesn't appear
to try too hard.
He comes on clutching his hand to his head, making his fingers into a dapper fringe, his patented device for concealing baldness. Then he gives a tiny puff - just so - and his finger-fringe rises up a half-inch, so languidly that you have the gist of his comic style right there. Chortle.com
Lock is a curious mixture of brazenly confident and sheepishly apologetic, and such a relaxed presence that he barely bothers to project any conventional showbiz front, just breezing a sort of muted glee. Lock is pitching it slightly more gently than he has in the past, which makes his current set engaging rather than hysterical. But he really comes into his own when the rambling fantasies suddenly coalesce in a crisp little formula that sounds perfect almost regardless of the gag. One riff involves an endless chain of explanations for an audience that doesn't know any nouns: "Barn - building where farmers keep their porn." And never mind what it would mean to be caught in a "dwarf shame spiral", just the euphonious ring of it shows why Lock is an act to relish. The Guardian
Sean Lock has been a leading stand up comedian since 1989. In 1997 he won the Time Out Comedy Award for inventiveness and originality and in 2000 was a Perrier Award Nominee at the Edinburgh Festival and also won the Best Live Stand Up at the British Comedy Awards. In the last four years he has performed successful solo shows at the Edinburgh festival and toured extensively around the UK. In 1995 he collaborated with Bill Bailey to create Rock, a much misunderstood cult classic. It was later serialized on radio one. Sean has performed at comedy festivals all over the world, including the Stavanger Humorfestivat in Norway This years Edinburgh Festival was a huge success and his show No Flately, I am Lord Of The Dance was nominated for a Perrier award. He therefore performed his show at Her Majestys Theatre in London as part of the Perrier Season. Entertainment Ireland