Lucy Beaumont is the most endearing, wickedly funny comedian imaginable: you will want to be her friend, or her neighbour, or her new family member, and during the show she’ll make sure you feel like you are, in actual anecdotal fact, a beloved part of the furniture.
This is proper stand-up, with impeccable timing and delivery — no long poetic bits or traumatic detours — yet the hilarious observations and confessions Beaumont makes about parenthood are seriously important ones. Her confident class-confusion is highly relatable to many, and had some audience members bent-over-double crying with laughter.
When the first shocking twist comes, you might wonder if Beaumont is making some bits up for the sake of a gag. But little twist after little twist, it becomes clear that stood before you is just a complex, flawed and fascinating sweetheart.
You will fall in love with this show if you have working-class roots and a strong mother; you will fall in love with Lucy Beaumont if you are human.
Playing 4:45pm at the Pleasance Courtyard until 25 August 2019.