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Flyerman (Steve Davis & David Kurk)

By | Published on Saturday 20 August 2011

The Fringe is ridiculous, isn’t it? Forty-one thousand people – mostly old enough to know better – dressed in stupid costumes and acting like idiots for not enough pay – it’s primed for parody, surely? Sadly, ‘Flyerman’ tries and completely fails to exploit this potential. Supposedly about the strange people and stranger situations that make up Edinburgh’s August, it’s just an excuse for dull character sketches, interspersed with semi-salubrious anecdotes. The jokes – such as they are – are cheap shots, delivered like bad pantomime. Steve Davis and David Kurk exude a self-congratulatory smugness that, rather than poking fun at the weirdest of the Fringe, exemplifies the worst of it. If you like subtle, intelligent humour and classy comedy, pick up a flyer for something else instead.

theSpaces at Surgeon’s Hall, dates vary, times vary, £6.00 – £7.00, fpp77.
tw rating 1/5