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Three To See 2011: Comedians with a story to tell

By | Published on Sunday 31 July 2011

Brett Goldstein

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses tips three Fringe shows from comedians with a story to tell.

Brett Goldstein Grew Up In A Strip Club (pictured)
This is quite a thing. Brett Goldstein, as the title of his show hints, grew up in a strip club, basically because his father had a mid-life crisis, sold his bookshop, and dragged him off to Marbella. It’s not just about lap dancing and the destruction of a young boy’s innocence, either, there’s organised drugs and organised crime in there as well. To be fair, you might have expected the drugs and violence to make an appearance in a story about shady world of stripping, along with all the misogyny and objectification and what have you. Still, sounds interesting.
Pleasance Dome, 3 – 29 Aug (not 15), 5.30pm (6.30pm), £7.50 – £9.50, fpp52.

Catie Wilkins: A Chip Of The Odd Block
The blurb describes Catie Wilkins’ dad as an “odd robotic man”, whereas Catie herself, it seems, is absolutely and completely normal. Or is she…? After tackling the tale of a man who “described JFK’s assassination as just a bit of a whodunnit”, will Catie conclude that turning into our parents is actually inevitable?
Underbelly’s Pasture, 3 – 29 Aug (not 15), 8.00pm (9.00pm), £8.50-10.50, fpp55.

Tim FitzHigham: Gambler
Tim FitzHigham has been a ThreeWeeks favourite for about a million years, and not only that, he’s ALWAYS got a great story to tell, basically because he makes a point of having a story to tell; yes, he’s the one who set sail in a paper boat and a bath, spent a year living as a knight errant a la Don Quixote, and so forth. This year his show is about gambling, and the ten greatest bets in history. I am very much looking forward to it.
Pleasance Courtyard, 3 – 29 Aug (not 17), 8.00pm (9.00pm), £9.00-12.00, fpp158.