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Aunty Donna: Big Boys (Century Entertainment)

By | Published on Friday 11 August 2017

Returning to Edinburgh for their fourth run, Aunty Donna’s absurd sketch comedy is as bizarre as ever. They’ve upgraded this year and the trio is now a foursome, with the addition of live musical accompaniment from Tom Armstrong. Fast-paced and sweaty, the boys have certainly honed their act, which was an absolute hit with their predominantly young, male crowd. Rap battles, random facts, arguments and motivational speeches are delivered with immense energy and physical humour (hence all that sweat!). If you’ve seen them before you know the drill, but if not, strap in and get ready for the ride. Hilarious and baffling in equal measure, I sometimes wonder if it’s as exhausting watching them as it is for them to perform.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, until 14 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Daisy Malt]