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Dave Bibby: Baby Dinosaur (Dave Bibby / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Thursday 10 August 2023

In this stand-up show, we all play starring roles, contributing to a modern rendition of ‘Jurassic Park’: prepare to sing, act and embarrass yourself in an event that is heavily reliant on audience participation. Dave Bibby’s comedic style leans towards silliness, reminiscent of Harry Hill, which may not resonate with everyone – although many will fully embrace the craziness – and certain moments are a bit hit-or-miss because of this. By the end Bibby inspires in us a unique feeling of accomplishment as we admire what we have achieved, while along the way he also delves into the fears and challenges of being a dad, which are seamlessly woven into the narrative. Now to get this theme tune out of my head.

PBH’s Free Fringe @ Banshee Labyrinth, until 20 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Andrew Melrose]