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Chortle Presents: Fast Fringe

By | Published on Sunday 14 August 2011

A show that presents the best of Edinburgh comedy in one sitting sounds promising. Unfortunately, this is no such show. ‘Chortle Presents: Fast Fringe’ left me wondering how many synonyms for ‘mediocre’ I could fit in one review. The acts in this variety-style show range from tolerable to dull, with only a couple of average stand-ups. Dubious highlights include a musical comedy act which aims for quirky but achieves juvenile, and a characterless man in a bear costume. The line-up changes daily so perhaps it was simply the wrong date. Based on today’s pedestrian offerings, however, if this showcased anything, it was the most humdrum of second-rate comedy. I may have smirked once or twice but I certainly didn’t chortle.

Pleasance Dome, 3 – 27 Aug, 6.40pm (7.40pm), £6.00 – £9.50, fpp56.
tw rating 2/5