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Adrian Minkowicz: Best Newcomer (Double The Bet / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Friday 25 August 2017

The premise here is that Adrian Minkowicz has decided he’s going to win the Best Newcomer Award at the Fringe, but hasn’t actually considered what he’s going to do in the show yet. The hour itself alternates between live stand-up and videos of his discussions with other comedians (such as Phil Nichol and Tiernan Douieb) about how to put together a comedy show. Minkowicz is Argentinian and has some good observational material in here about accents, the Falkland Islands, colonialism and the use of music in films. But a rape joke towards the end and the interruption of the videos spoil the flow, meaning this show is unlikely to win the award he covets.

Banshee Labyrinth, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Richard Levinson]