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Darren Walsh S’pun (Live Nation in association with Tim Payne)

By | Published on Sunday 28 August 2016

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Darren Walsh won best joke of the Fringe last year. Law of averages, perhaps – this is a rapid fire pun show. There’s pun improv, where he invites people to throw him a topic and he’ll do a pun or three off the back of it – impressive, but with inevitably mixed comedic results. There are multi-media puns which are basically ‘Catchphrase’. There’s a game show element, where audience members spin a wheel to win the ‘prize’ of him doing a bit not involving puns (e.g. the theme from ‘Fraggle Rock’ in a South African accent), and a grand finale of prop-based, er, puns. If you like puns, you’ll like most of this – some crackers, but a fair few stinkers too. A pun night out, let’s say.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]