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IT TAKES FOREVER IF YOU GO BY INERTIA
Press Reviews

Ben Moor has produced an utterly hilarious routine which evolves - or does it disintegrate - from his decision to suspend all the laws of physics for the duration of his performance. Moor operates at a breakneck pace, and his friendly, frenetic style is refreshing. His surreal use of logic never lets up and all the gags are expertly linked. even his cheap puns are delivered with confidence. The audience went mad for this man. He, quite probably, is mad already.
Phil Gibby, The Stage, 9th September 1993


Ben Moor looks every inch a comic, but don't let that put you off. Inside a contortionist's face, a surreal inventive mind debunks science, literature and religion. A neatly sewn up script, well-executed, almost too clever by half. Definitely a name to look out for.
Gabe Stewart, The List


The word 'gangling' was invented for Ben Moor; his body seems to consist entirely of elbows. His mind, too, lurches at odd tangents. I thought I'd never laugh at Bohemian Rhapsody again before this show. Clever (though not clever-clever) and frenetically loopy, Moor is a comedy natural.
Ian Shuttleworth, The Independent, 31st August 1993


Ben Moor has the mind of a twisted genius in a body composed entirely of elbows.
Day Planner, The Independent, 2nd September 1993


POSITIONS ON THE SLIDE RULE
Moor's one man show was a relative success in the context of last year's Edinburgh Fringe but, with its tight script and breakneck delivery, would be more at ease on the airwaves. His physical presence is humorous enough (the lovechild of Emo Philips and Mr Bean...) but his flying elbows and geeky body distract from the density of the writing. It wins you over in the last quarter as the most implausibly woven plot comes together. Any performer who can wrap a one hour trip to the ninth circle of hell and back around the lyrics to Bohemian Rhapsody, suspend the punchline to a light bulb joke in a parallel universe for half an hour, crack Nietzsche gags and still get a laugh deserves an immediate run at the Cambridge Theatre in London's West End.

Mark Wareham, The Independent, March 1994


A conspiracy theory, psychedelic parody trip with an original English silly walk attitude and too many clever gags for any normal human to remember. The fruitcake comes first.
Alexander Linklater, The Scotsman, 16th August 1993


Ben Moor's Inertia show last year astonished with its loopy virtuosity.
Tom Lappin, Scotland on Sunday



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