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TV Comedian Lives Up To 'Mouth Of The South' Billing
It is impossible to find offence with comedian Rob Beckett. The ever present big smile, aided by a larger set of teeth than most, helped put the London comic at ease with his audience as soon as he walked out onto the stage of the Lichfield Garrick theatre for his sell-out show.

Rob, who is a familiar figure with regular television appearances on shows such as Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week, and 8 out of 10 Cats, spends a great deal of time and energy throughout his 90 minute stand-up routine working members of the appreciative audience. And here he finds comedy gold with several comedy fans, in particular a female vicar and her farmer husband.

Rob Beckett
Rob Beckett was in fine form during his Lichfield stand-up show

Rob is often the butt of friendly jokes from fellow comedians during his TV appearances as a result of his prominent teeth. But he is not afraid to profit from his looks, even calling his current stand-up tour Mouth of the South, which also reflects his London origins. In fact, Rob pokes fun at his general physical appearance, even exclaiming "I don't know who made me, God or Charles Dickens."

Lichfield Garrick
The Lichfield Garrick theatre played host to the TV comedian

Away from his frequent conversations with audience members, Rob also delves into a range of diverse subjects, in particular dealing with matrimonial rules at home having recently become married. But he also finds great humour in the perils of having too many online passwords, spending his first Christmas dinner with his in-laws and, more bizarrely, how to eat a four-finger KitKat.

Lichfield Garrick
The main stage was sold out for Rob Beckett's appearance

He also finds great delight in questioning Lichfield's city status, given its relatively small size. But he is in particularly funny form when he talks about his role at home as 'head of holidays'. The hilarious result finds Rob booking surprisingly cheap holidays to Iceland in the depth of winter and Dubai in the middle of June when temperatures were 45C.

Rob Beckett was performing at the Lichfield Garrick as part of the annual Lichfield Festival, which runs until July 10. Search online for further details of shows.

Rating: 8/10
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Why? Catch TV Comedian In New Stand-Up Show
When: 4 July 2016
Phone: 01543 306270
Where: Lichfield Garrick, Castle Dyke, Lichfeld WS13 6HR
Cost: Tickets 18
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