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Demi Lardner: Look What You Made Me Do (Underbelly and Laughing Stock)

By | Published on Monday 21 August 2017

Demi Lardner (23) plays Gavin (46) – an entry-level suspension of disbelief for the madcap vignettes ahead in ‘Look What You Made Me Do’. This is character comedy at its most bizarre: in Gavin’s basement, anything goes. And he isn’t merely a gruff voice and a love of the film ‘Borat’, he’s a fully realised character in Lardner’s control. She’s been directed by Mark Bonnano of sketch troupe Aunty Donna, and the trio’s influence on Lardner’s humour is evident, particularly in her extreme physicality. Her investment in the show is what makes the strange so enjoyable, so her few self-conscious moments shine a glaring light on the more under-prepared segments. Visual gags are wildly entertaining and the fourth wall is demolished within seconds.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Louise Jones]