Don’t think there’s a more sensational comic act out there at the moment. Caught all three of him at last year’s festival and as the only poster quote stated it was “astonishing”. A frantic rollercoaster, shifting pace and constantly in danger of coming off the tracks… Exhilarating as it is hilarious.
If all my other GCF advent recommendations washed into the ocean, this one would be the first I’d try to save.
absurdly tight running trousers
Dram! Thursday 14th March 7.30pm.
Featuring Pearse James (Amused Moose Finalist) and Martin Bearne (Scottish Comedian of the Year Finalist).
Buy a ticket though the BTDT shop this Tuesday and get another one free at the door….
You will also receive the complimentary incontinence pads on entry. Please state your gender if your name is ambiguos (ie Terry, Chris, Dave etc.)
Slightly less under the radar these days, it’s Tony Law: Pure Comedy MDMA. Makes you feel you’ve been dealt crap comedy pills all along. Got my first hit at the Fringe 2011. In a dingy basement in Edinburgh. Crawling out some time in the afternoon knowing my mind was forever altered. A joyous whirlwind of self referential surreal comedy bliss.
Cut out a line and inhale deeply.
A word of caution though: Be prepared for loads of great starts and no actual ending.
There was a sudden blow up of reviews on the Scottish Comedy Forum following Paul’s headlining set at Red Raw last September. Seasoned comics weighing in with their praise for the Northern Irish oddball who throws mime, puppetry and warped routines into his set. With comparisons to Steve Martin and Andy Kaufman, I had to catch him the subsequent Thursday night at the Stand…
I loved it. Sheer joyful silliness. A lot of the crowd didn’t take to it though, to a point where I was getting odd looks from surrounding patrons for laughing out loud from down the back. Comedy Marmite. If it doesn’t sound like your cup of tea then it’ll be a cup of piss. But if it does sound like your cup of tea then it’ll be the crack cocaine of tea.*
*Easily the worst couple of sentences I’ve written this year.