29 year old Pete Dillon-Trenchard began his comedic journey in 2010. He won Comedy Café’s New Act of the Year 2012, was a finalist in Creek’s One to Watch Competition and this year he’s bringing his new show ‘it’s All Geek To Me’ to the Camden Fringe. What’s initially enjoyable about the show is Pete’s immense likeability. This is a performer who isn’t putting on an act, he isn’t bouncing off the walls and through the roof, he presents himself and talks about himself in an honest and friendly manner. As a self-professed geek, he takes the audience through conventions, collections , love and furries. Chock-a-block with references to just about every sci-fi show ever made, you’ll be lucky if you pick up on all of them. But don’t worry, even if you can’t get the Star Wars jokes, Pete gives short overviews of most of the subjects he’s talking about. And there are jokes about things everyone will get, even if they are terribly self-deprecating. What’s refreshing about the show is that it’s not trying to get sympathy for nerds and geeks; it’s not saying ‘Stop the prejudice’. Pete presents his own life without the delusion that no one will ever make a jibe about Star Trek or Battlestar Galatica. It is perhaps this which makes him so personable.
He also works very well with the audience, although participation is slightly lacking in the show. Some of the jokes get a little repetitive towards the end and the deviances into dirty humour seem out of place and unnecessary. But overall it’s an easy-going show with a gifted comedian and definitely worth a watch.
Follow Pete on Twitter @thegeekycomic.