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Ed Byrne – Crowd Pleaser (Phil McIntyre Entertainments by arrangement with Vivienne Smith Management)

By | Published on Friday 12 August 2011

Talented and renowned comedian Ed Byrne returns to the Fringe with a new set of brilliant material. Topics such as current affairs, adorably nerdy dilemmas and family life are tackled, and each and every joke is told with the liveliness, style and zeal that are so characteristic of the comedian. Byrne’s expert performance not only lives up to its name in ‘pleasing’ the crowd, but goes beyond it, prompting continuous laughter from beginning to end, to the extent that it provokes teary eyes and aching jaws. The only downside is that it simply does not seem to last long enough, and the hour is gone too quickly; but what else can one expect from a crowd pleaser? Time flies.

Venue150 @ EICC, 3 – 27 Aug (not 10), 7.40pm (8.40pm), £15.50 – £18.50, fpp69.
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