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Gadd, Kirk And Winning: Well, This Is Awkward… (Richard Gadd, James Kirk, And Matt Winning)

By | Published on Sunday 14 August 2011

Confidently working an awkward atmosphere, these three comics always stay on the side of funny whilst walking in the territory of the failed line and deconstructive humour. Deceptively simple, you can see the joy Matt Winning gets from undermining conventional comedy by announcing his call-backs and openly repeating jokes. While more mainstream in content, James Kirk’s self-deprecating set deserves recognition if for nothing more than drawing the audience into singing the theme to ‘Shaft’. Satirising the standard tropes of the offensive one-liner, comedian Richard Gadd has the audience howling with his sharp banter. A closing performance by Vocal Point, Scotland’s premier hip-hop group, will leave you with a giant grin. Watch these boys: they’re going places.

Bannermans, 6 – 16 Aug, free, 1.35pm (2.35pm), fpp81.
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