And maybe this is one of the reasons it didn't quite spark. He was funny, but not side-splitting as he has been before. The Brighton Centre is a big cavernous venue and I was sat in the east wing, so it felt like he was talking to someone else, not me, and these reasons probably contributed also. This is the fifth time I've seen Eddie live - twice at The Hawth in Crawley (which were truly hilarious) and also as part of the 'One-word improv' tour in Tunbridge Wells. All these were before his mega(ish)-stardom. More recently I saw him in 'A Day in the Death of Joe Egg' at the Comedy Theatre, also very good. So, a bit disappointing this time round, but he still pulled strongly at the chuckle muscles. The last time I was in the Brighton Centre was for the World Science Fiction Convention in 1987.