Lyric Theatre Hammersmith, London, W6 (0181-741 2322) Fri, 12, 17, 18 DecReuse content
Phill Jupitus reckons that "'tis the season to be Jedi", but his show about Star Wars is pretty good at any time of year. In "Jabba Jabba Hey", the likeable team captain from Never Mind the Buzzcocks devotes his act to a minute discussion of George Lucas' enduring sci-fi fairy tale. But just why is it that this one movie is so endlessly fascinating? "Star Wars has everything," he enthuses. "It's a classic cheap Saturday- morning action-film premise. George Lucas took on the mentality of a 10- year-old boy when he made it. It's whoosh-bang, but with no Arnies or Slys or goriness or swearing or post-modern references to other films. It's two hours of non-stop action with a happy ending." So how would he describe the show? "Imagine George Lucas is 35, fat, and living in Essex. He's had a couple of lagers and he's down the pub telling his mates about Star Wars. That's my take on it."