Former Teacher Top of the Funny Class; REVIEW: Greg Davies, St David's Hall, Cardiff

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GREG Davies is probably best known for his appearances in TV programmes such as Mock The Week, Would I Lie To You?, and, of course, The Inbetweeners in which he plays Mr Gilbert, the psychotic head of sixth form.

But this evening he slipped smoothly back into another of his talents, this time as comedy stand-up for his latest tour entitled The Back Of My Mum's Head.

Davies is no stranger to stand-up with his highly successful Firing Cheese Balls At A Dog tour back in 2010 receiving much acclaim, and having won the New Act Of The Year at the comedy awards as far back as 2002.

So what did we experience from live stand-up from the 6ft-8in ex-drama teacher from St Asaph? Performing to a near sellout St David's Hall, Davies strode onto the stage armed with a flip chart with a rundown of the show. There the similarity to his former teaching profession ended and a riotous selection of stories began.

Family members were first to get the Davies treatment - cringeworthy tales of ridicule, observation and strangeness, some uncomfortably close to home, and what some families can readily identify with, though never admit, all in Davies' unique style. …