Glenn Wool

Posted in Gig Reviews on October, 11 2004 2:12 PM

Glenn WoolGlenn Wool is hilarious. Really, that’s all you need to know. There were moments when I actually had tears in my eyes from laughing so hard. Even my wife was laughing out loud so he must have been good.


He is quite a paradoxical performer; first impressions of this long-haired, slow talking North-American would suggest he is a drugged up, 70’s throwback and, indeed, Wool’s opening material is self reflective of his appearance, his non-US roots and his suggested drug experience. He then discourses with the audience, genuinely chatting and intertwining their responses with his set with excellent results and every now and again he drops in a staggeringly clever joke. Not just clever in its delivery but clever in that Glenn Wool knows stuff; there is more to his spaced-out, slurring persona than originally believed.


He is devoutly Canadian but only for the reason that he doesn’t want to be blamed for the state of US politics; he lives in the UK but isn’t afraid to criticise and tease the audience for their cultural foibles; he can get away with it because his material is totally non discriminatory. I mean by that, of course, that he takes the micky out of everyone.


Venue: Creased Up - The Hawth, Crawley
Date of show: 10th October 2004

Place on bill: Headline


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