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Adam Riches Is The Guy Who… (Plosive Productions / Tigco)

By | Published on Saturday 11 August 2018

This is the guy you meet after you end a long-term relationship. He seems to want to be your friend – he definitely wants more than that. He seems nice – he isn’t. He’s the stereotypical faux-ally ‘nice guy’, under whose skin a predatory misogyny is simmering, ready to boil over. No one is safe from Adam Riches’ new comic creation in the Underbelly’s brightly lit Cow Café. The jokes are brash and loud, the audience interactivity is frequent, and there are plenty of times you feel guilty for laughing – only to discover that this is exactly the point. This is a challenging show, more so than you’d first think, that indicates Riches is taking his comedy in an interesting new direction.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Jon Stapley]