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Ed Night: Jokes Of Love And Hate (Mick Perrin Worldwide in association with IAM)

By | Published on Saturday 17 August 2019

The suicide hotline for Edinburgh is called the Ed Night Line. Not the sort of thing you want to be mistaken for, but Ed Night brings it up anyway, as part of his wide-ranging stand-up hour. He’s only 23 but speaks with such gravitas and well-considered words that make you think of someone like Stephen Fry. While the flavour of the humour is not like Fry’s, the understanding that you’re hearing someone who has really thought deeply about their subject matter certainly is similar. Sectarianism, gender politics, mental health and sexuality all pop up, with well thought out jokes and a humour which is never excluding and always punching up. Recommended.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Chris Lambert]