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Alive and Breathing… Almost (Lynn Ruth Miller)

By | Published on Thursday 25 August 2011

It’s not every 78 year old woman that could stand up for an hour, never mind do stand-up. However, seeing self-professed “78 year old cougar” Lynn Ruth Miller perform her show is an experience I’m recommending to all Fringe-goers looking for something a little different. This is a show about growing old disgracefully, and it comes with a strong-language warning. Miller talks about stubbornly refusing assisted living and the perils of dating for the elderly – “These days, I go to Hooters for the memories. But worse, my dates go for the food.” I laughed a lot and was thoroughly entertained by her humour, her attitude, her wickedly clever punchlines and her obvious skill as a comedian.

Sweet Grassmarket, 6 – 28 Aug, 10.00pm (10.50pm), £5.00 – £7.00, fpp37.
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