Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Big Bang Theories; Michael Moore Roundhouse, NW1

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Big Bang Theories; Michael Moore Roundhouse, NW1

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Byline: BRUCE DESSAU

IT IS ironic that Michael Moore spent much of his show firing broadsides at corporate culture since he is a mini-industry himself. His movie, Bowling For Columbine, opens on Friday, his book, Stupid White Men, is a bestseller, and he is in Camden for a month. Not bad for a selfconfessed proto-slacker who says he shops at Big Fat Slob.

After the most understated entrance imaginable, the baseball-capped American took time to settle. A couple of easy quips about Michael Portillo broke the ice but he did not seem like a natural performer - particularly when he serenaded pictures of Bush, Blair, Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein.

Craig David need not feel threatened.

Some hoax telephone calls may work better on other nights, but this time the FBI press officer cut Moore off after a series of pauses that made Pinter look positively hyperactive. The best routine involved brandishing items banned from aircraft, ranging from dynamite to leaf blowers. …

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