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Cults, Startups And Pornstars: How I (Almost) Won My Dad’s Approval (Cheyenne)

By | Published on Friday 25 August 2023

Cheyenne has the kind of life story that deserves to be told and he does a good job of telling it, taking us on an eventful journey and finding humour in even the darker episodes. A lot more time is spent on the cults – and Cheyenne’s experiences within Buddhism – than the pornstars and the start-ups. That left me wanting to know more about the latter in particular. He talked a little about an app he developed to protect children online – which fits neatly into the wider narrative of the show – and it would have been good to hear more about the entrepreneurial adventures that got him there. This is more storytelling with jokes than straight forward stand-up, but Cheyenne is a good storyteller and most of the jokes land well. And when you have life story that deserves to be told, the Fringe seems like a good place to tell it.

Zoo Playground, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Chris Cooke]