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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 CafĂ©. 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]