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Applied_Optimism (Alex Marion / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Sunday 14 August 2011

Unlike many comedians performing at the Fringe, Alex Marion has chosen a show title that accurately describes what he’s going to do, as opposed to inventing a zany name just to pull in a crowd; you know the ones I mean. He brings a sense of optimism and humour into a world of Rupert Murdochs and abusive south London teenagers, however, Marion also occasionally veers into the cringe worthy, most notably when trying to reenact a rave from his youth, using the largely unimpressed audience. Moreover, he spends a lot of time seemingly bragging about his drug-fuelled youth, and this topic wears out very quickly. Nonetheless, it is a well-meaning set that is very funny on the whole.

Sin Club and Lounge, 6 – 27 Aug (not 10, 17, 24), 6.45pm (7.45pm), free, fpp40.
tw rating 3/5