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Alistair Green: Outpatient (Alistair Green)

By | Published on Thursday 25 August 2011

This show is a hard sell but an excellent hour of comedy. In an honest account of what followed his diagnosis of HSP – a condition in which the body begins to attack its own organs – Green threads humour into a very serious subject. None of it feels like a throwaway gag; at its core is a story of an aggressive illness, yet Green crafts it into a hilarious hour. Few comedians at this year’s Fringe deal with a single topic throughout so competently; his audience is engaged and on his side throughout. This unconventional comedic set-up deserves to be seen, and will strike chords with a lot of people who have had, or know people with, serious illnesses.

Just The Tonic at The Caves, 4 – 28 Aug (not 10, 17, 23), 4.35pm (5.35pm), £7.00 – £8.00, fpp37.
tw rating 4/5