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Chris McCausland – Big Time (Bound And Gagged Comedy by arrangement with Beyond Compere)

By | Published on Thursday 18 August 2011

“I feel I should tell you that, yes, I am blind. Just in case some of you are sitting there thinking ‘Christ, how drunk is this guy?'” So begins Chris McCausland’s offering of clever and endearingly self-deprecating stand-up comedy. McCausland turns his wry, honest wit to topics such as the male experience of Topshop and middle-class groceries. His everyman humour can also be slightly surreal, as he paints us pictures with fantastical words and images. The effect is utterly charming and it’s almost impossible to dislike him. The vague theme of the show is time and it’s bookended by lovely anecdotes on the relativity of it. Indeed, this hour long show flew by, somewhat proving McCausland’s point.

Pleasance Courtyard, 3 – 28 Aug, (not 17), 7.00pm (8.00pm), £9.50 – £12.00, fpp57.
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