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Alex Horne – Seven Years In The Bathroom

By | Published on Thursday 18 August 2011

Rarely has so much hard work gone into making a comedy show so effortlessly entertaining. The captivating Alex Horne’s cheerful smile might have been full of wide gaps, but this blisteringly fast-paced, continually surprising and genuinely innovative hour was as tight and expertly crafted as any Fringe spectator could ever wish to see. Condensing 79 years of the average person’s lifetime into 60 minutes, Horne reeled off incredible statistics as he performed everyday activities in proportion to their cumulative duration, making impeccable witticisms and setting enchantingly silly audience challenges along the way. I cannot recommend ‘Seven Years In The Bathroom’ highly enough – festival judges, please give this man a water bottle encased in glass, or whatever the equivalent is nowadays.

Pleasance Dome, 3 – 28 Aug (not 15), 8.20pm (9.20pm), £8.50 – £10.50, fpp36.
tw rating: 5/5