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3 Comics To Midnight (3 Comics To Midnight / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Thursday 25 August 2011

Three students – Steven, Eddie and Redman – each take a 20 minute set, counting down to midnight. Steven and Redman are both very good, balancing physical comedy with witty observation, and bantering relatively successfully with an unhelpfully reticent audience. Poor Eddie – bless his socks – although also witty, has the delivery of a stoned newsreader, and would probably be better suited to writing material than performing it. All in all, the show provokes the same reaction as when a friend tells you a technically comic story – you mechanically register its hilarity, but for some reason don’t laugh. The frustrated students leave the stage looking like their audience has just dumped them with the line, β€œIt’s not you, it’s me…”.

Globe, 6 – 27 Aug, 11.00 pm (12.00am), free, fpp158.
tw rating 3/5