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Darren Harriott: Visceral (CKP and InterTalent Group Present)

By | Published on Wednesday 15 August 2018

Darren Harriott covers a lot of ground here. He pokes fun at his younger self, running with a gang whose exaggerated ineptitude makes the key point – these are just daft wee laddies. The levity proves deceptive, however – all of a sudden, the daft wee laddies have got knives, none of them have dads. Dancing neatly between the light, the dark and the heavy, Harriott also does some good straight joking, reflecting on his efforts to make sense of the world and on reading up about being “woke”. In a generous effort to include, he sometimes spends a little too much time setting up the cultural references he’s about to poke fun at but, in all, this is a gag-rich, insightful and at times soulful comic hour.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]