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Demi Lardner: Ditch Witch 800 (Century)

By | Published on Saturday 10 August 2019

I think it’s fair to say that you should expect the unexpected with Demi Lardner. She takes her sketch comedy clowning to the extreme and it’s not for the faint-hearted. Making her entrance by appearing from the womb sets the tone for this hour of daft one-liners, absurd skits and displays of her artwork (which is of course as weird as it should be). Fans of Aunty Donna will love her grotesque caricatures and the fast-paced onslaught of comedy. It’s all very DIY and chaotic and the lack (or total rejection) of polish is what makes it so much fun. Some jokes won’t always land but it’s the daftness that makes it work; and when she hits the sweet spot we’re all rolling in our seats. 

Gilded Balloon Teviot, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Daisy Malt]