Enthused and affable comic Tommy Little is without question a prospect to keep an eye on, his latest festival venture a winner.
A Fistful Of Apologies sports a subtle motif, its direction owed to a dubious motto of Little's father's conception. "No matter how wrong you are, you stick to your guns," Little parrots at various points throughout the show, recalling his father's advice. Naturally, as A Fistful Of Apologies progresses, the prudence of such an approach is continually called into question, with hilarious results.
Little isn't really one for gimmicks, presenting an hour of stand-up without any wild deviation from the perceived norm. He's right to keep things simple and not obscure the strength of his performance, though - after all, he exudes an electric charisma, shuffling about the stage with a restless enthusiasm. He's scores the trust of his audience effortlessly, established as an affable, fun-loving entertainer from the outset. His striking observations stand to resonate long after the show's over and done. For instance - and this won't spoil a thing - you won't see netball in anything but an amusing light after seeing this show. A Fistful Of Apologies is brimming with all kinds of quirks and sharp notes, Little an impressive writer.
A Fistful Of Apologies is a great show courtesy of terrifically talented comic whom, for one reason or another, has not yet risen to true prominence. With shows of this quality, though, it's only a matter of time until Tommy Little is, ironically, huge.