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The nonsense and jeopardy of Kevin Eldon Will See You Now

Posted On: 13 Sep 2019   |   Posted By: The Big Issue

At the start of his new series Kevin Eldon Will See You Now, Eldon promises “hilarious lukewarm political satire using mostly puns” and then brilliantly fails to deliver this, though there are brief appearances from a Trumpish golf cart operator and a Brexit allusion that is pleasingly preposterous. It is both barbed and absurd. Instead, Eldon presents a half hour of nonsense, with mild jeopardy over the possible failure of the end credits to arrive due to them being deposited around the back of some bins.
Eldon has been one of the UK's must entertaining comedy actors for nearly three decades, from Simon Quinlank, the psychotically obsessive hobbyist in Lee and Herring's Fist of Fun to filling the shoes of Clive Dunn in the recent TV revival of Dad's Army. (His own TV sketch show, It's Kevin, much like Peter Serafinowicz's show, was foolishly only given one series, but he continues to thrive in a world of his own making on BBC Radio 4.)
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