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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, “It’s not you, it’s me…”.

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