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Chris Washington: Raconteur (Phil McIntyre Entertainments Ltd Presents)

By | Published on Saturday 17 August 2019

Chris Washington made his Fringe debut four years ago with a show called ‘First Class’, all about his postal service work. At the time, I thought his delivery had potential but lacked content, but now Washington exhibits an avalanche of ideas in this wonderfully assertive performance. ‘Raconteur’ is all about Washington’s life in the last year, told with a real knack for storytelling. From free beer to looking for engagement rings to worrying about the local kebab shop closing, there’s never a silence with the Wigan comic. Washington keeps the laughter going for the entire hour: it doesn’t all have to be hilarious, just as long as everyone is chuckling quite nicely he’s happy.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Kieran Scott]