A Review Of Luke McQueen's Jack Whitehall Rant
Whatever you do, don't answer the phone. That is, unless you particularly want to dress up as a Fresian and be the other half of Luke McQueen's show, Double Act.
The fateful call sets the scene for a pugnacious hour of comedy in which McQueen — rocking the pink onesie look — hurls chairs about the room, coerces audience members into reading out his self-penned snippets of praise, and returns again and again to the same poor girl as his double act partner.
What's vexing the comic? He was, so the story goes, once partners with Jack Whitehall. But then Jack abandoned him for Fresh Meat fame and a career alongside his old dad. McQueen was left having to perform to the likes of us.
It's not clear how much of McQueen's story is true, although it does seem to be one big reference to Whitehall's own shtick about going to school with R-Patz. Nonetheless, as McQueen rips into songs vilifying Whitehall's dad as a Disney-esque baddie, his wrath is almost tangible.
Unfortunately the premise isn't enough to thread together a one-hour show, and the whole Jack Whitehall thing wears thin. The stronger material — including a disappearing act with a tub of talcum powder — would work in any show. McQueen, it turns out, doesn't need Whitehall after all.
Luke McQueen: Double Act is on at The Invisible Dot, 2 Northdown Street, N1 9BG until 24 October. Tickets £10 (£9 concessions) although there's a buy-one-get-one-free deal. Londonist saw this show on a complimentary ticket.
Last Updated 21 October 2015