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Brennan Reece: Crowded (Live Nation in association with United Agents)

By | Published on Wednesday 17 August 2022

Brennan Reece makes a big Fringe point early doors: an hour is not the right length for a comedy show. His solution is ingenious and, by the end, carries an emotional resonance as he invites the queuing audience to scribble answers to a selection of questions before we go in. That sets up what must be considered on the riskier side of audience interactions to carry off some bloody funny and impressively light-footed work around the core of the show, which is actually about the glory of restored human contact after, you know, everything. A fair dose of filth tops a solid base of a great deal of wit, warmth and impressively spontaneous humour. Well worth being a part of.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]