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"Review of No Shit, Sherlock CD"

Scott Angrave is one clever and funny comic. When Brits come to Montreal for the annual Just For Laughs comedy festival they go to great lengths to adapt their language to North American norms while still trying to keep that British flavour. Scott Angrave has been in the United States since 1989 and a big part of his persona is a Brit trying to understand Americans and their language. On his independent release comedy CD No Shit, Sherlock Angrave is clever enough to keep just enough of the old country expressions to be British, be just amazed enough at American expressions to be able to do stand-up about them, and more than talented enough to blend the two seamlessly when doing other material.

A lot of the stand-up comedy on No Shit, Sherlock is based on language such as “spotting” someone at the gym and the many uses of the word shit. Although George Carlin will always be the king of the shit bit, Scott Angrave comes as close to being a contender as any comic I have heard. There is a lot more to Scott Angrave than jokes about the use of the word shit. His baffled Brit in America routines work not only because they are original but because he can make wry observations about Americans without being mean and while letting the audience in on it. Another strength of No Shit, Sherlock is Angrave can also make fun of himself and the British. Usually, this kind of crossover comedy does not quite work and feels forced but Angrave makes it work.

Angrave’s funny routines about rednecks, American television and the many choices available on Cable, the Waffle House and creatures’ right out of Deliverance make this cd well worth adding to your collection. - The Seriously Comedy Site


Discography

Stud English Muffin (CD 2000)
No Shit, Sherlock (CD 2004)

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Scott Angrave is a college graduate, a former accountant and a “not-so-perfect” English gentleman. Born in Liverpool in 1962, he is often asked about his connection to The Beatles. His only claim to fame to the Fab Four is that he “was born the same year George Harrison finally reached puberty”.

Since 1987 he has spent approximately seven months out of every year touring the United States making fun of the people that inhabit his “home away from home”.
“There are so many things you take for granted in America. Everyday things you do and say – just normal to you, but strange to someone from another country. It’s my job to point out the funny side of being in America – looking at things from the outside in.”

He has been a regular performer at The Comedy Stop in Las Vegas and Atlantic City for over a decade and has opened for Wayne Newton, Eddie Money, The Pointer Sisters, and The Beach Boys.