Stephen Holden on John Standing

The NYTimes reviews the Coward tribute at the Cafe Carlyle: “Coward’s patter songs revel so unabashedly in their own preening turns of phrase that they invite a performer to adopt a brittle, supercilious tone. Mr. Standing wisely resists the impulse to impersonate a snobbish, social-climbing twit dropping names and looking down his nose. It’s all good fun — upper class, to be sure — but not meant to intimidate.”

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