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Aidan Bishop – Misspelled

By | Published on Tuesday 23 August 2011

Sadly for Aidan Bishop, an undiagnosed dyslexic until the age of twenty-eight, this educational stand-up show about the difficulties of linguistic-processing could be compared to an incorrectly written word: all necessary elements are present, but something isn’t quite right about the presentation. An affable and humble American, Bishop complains of bearing the brunt of condescending family jokes as he struggled in high school during the 1990s. Although the tables have turned now that he makes his living as a punchline-writer, his good-natured humour is pleasant and interesting, though never phenomenal. ‘Misspelled’ will challenge Festival audience’s attitudes towards this unfortunate learning condition, but won’t have them rolling with laughter. Consider it a mildly diverting lecture.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3 – 28 Aug (not 15), 9.00pm (10.00pm), £7.50 – £9.50, fpp35.
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