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Dane Baptiste: G.O.D (Gold. Oil. Drugs) (Bound and Gagged Comedy in association with UTC Artist Management)

By | Published on Tuesday 15 August 2017

In the summer in which the Duke of Edinburgh steps down from public duties (even now I’m hearing Dane Baptiste shouting “when the fuck did he ‘step up'”?) it’s only fitting that there’s a bit about his sexual relations with Her Majesty the Queen. There’s that and much else to thank Dane Baptiste for in this sharp, smart, yet at times pleasingly silly show about materialistic culture. Taking Gold, Oil and Drugs as his (sometimes pretty loose) subject headers, whilst also developing a hitherto pretty niche strand of acronym-based comedy, he critiques both faith and science, or at least the human abuses of both. Lots of ideas, cracking lines and the inception of a new world religion. Not bad for a night’s work.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]