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Matthew Crosby – AdventureParty (Phil McIntyre Entertainments by arrangement with Lisa Thomas Management)

By | Published on Friday 19 August 2011

Not everyone’s expecting a riotous hour of comedy when PowerPoint is involved. Matthew Crosby has been a Fringe regular as part of the sketch show, ‘Pappy’s Fun Club’, and now is striking out on his own with ‘AdventureParty’ in which he celebrates his nerdy ways with hilarious visual aids such as childhood photos. Despite an admittedly slow and quite awkward start, Matthew Crosby’s self-deprecating comedy soon comes into its own with a full explanation of the fine distinction between being a geek and a nerd. Crosby interacts really easily with the audience, joyfully coaxing nerdy confessions out of them. The irrelevantly named ‘AdventureParty’ is definitely one to see, especially if you are nerdily inclined yourself.

Pleasance Courtyard, 3 – 29 Aug (not 16), 4.45pm (5.45pm), £8.00 – £12.00, fpp115.
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