An eclectic mix of comedy, music and special guests
We discovered Rik at Doug Segal’s new and highly acclaimed show, playing a musical role in the astounding of the audience’s mind. Anybody who comes recommended by Doug should probably be checked out, and given that his show is free, there was an even bigger incentive.
Performing in the small and intimate Lizard Room of Espionage, Rik was joined in this particular show by Rod Hunter and Gareth Waugh for an hour of comedy. Hunter was comedically weak but was followed by Waugh, who managed to salvage the mood by actually being funny.
Mood in the room was high when Rik finally took stage. His excited, energetic stage presence enveloped us, radiating throughout the room and instantly relaxing and captivating the audience.
His set consisted of songs, stores and jokes. All were well timed and executed with great effect, and it was clear he was very comfortable on stage. It later transpires that his wife helped write the material, which is great considering she was mentioned in it a lot without it becoming cliques about marriage, which is something refreshing.
With a style similar to Stephen Lynch and a stage presence comparable to Russell Howard (but less annoying), Rik is somebody you should definitely check out. He should be more confident in his material and do a full show.
I would pay for a full hour of his material, and hope to catch him again in the future! ****