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Lee Mack LG ARENA, BIRMINGHAM AFTER being voted Best Male Television Comic at the British Comedy Awards last year, Lee Mack has returned to stand-up with his fantastic new tour Hit The Road Mack.

There was an unfamiliar energy about his on-stage presence, as he paced from side to side, continuously wiping sweat from his face.

He didn't take too many risks by venturing into controversial topics but, to be quite honest, he didn't need to.

His ability to effortlessly communicate with the audience really worked in his favour.

He attempted a sexual magic trick on an attractive lady in the front row, before playing a game where the audience shouted out the punch line to his jokes. At this point, his continuous imitations of the Birmingham accent did get a little tiresome.

For an encore, Mack bravely invited the audience to ask whatever they liked. He talked about his relationship with writing partner Tim Vine and the success of his BBC Sitcom Not Going Out.

We saw a repeat of the earlier magic trick to conclude the show, except this time there were lights, a magician's assistants and a cape for this established comedy superhero. There was also a burst of fire across the stage to bring an end to this fantastic performance from one of the hottest names in British comedy.

HHHHI SCOTT CAMPBELL

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