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Chris Coxen’s Space Clone Audition (Chris Coxen)

By | Published on Saturday 20 August 2011

Fringe stand-up comedy can be hit and miss at the best of times, so when attending a character comedy show, you have to be all the more sceptical. Chris Coxen’s tidy showcase routine is, however, a dynamic and riotous series of American stereotypes and eccentric outcasts, deconstructed and rebuilt for our amusement. Though the gags occasionally overlap, the failed romantic, the power bar motivational speaker, and the inept weatherman all drift in and out of peculiarity to illuminate the space – a bunker in the basement of Cabaret Voltaire. Hosted by the masterful Tom Webb, and prompted by a series of songs and sound effects, this crackerjack routine is an exquisite example of character comedy at its finest.

Cabaret Voltaire, 4 – 25 (not 8, 15, 22), 2.30pm (3.20pm), £5.00 – £7.00, fpp57.
tw rating 4/5