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Moonshine And Trumpery (Gerry Howell / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Thursday 25 August 2011

Mr Howell is one canny jewel at the Free Fringe. The set is stripped of fluff and performance jumble, and in its stead is just a man – a funny man – chatting about the universe, death and badgers. This doesn’t sound like ground-breaking stand up material, and it’s not, but his voice and the workings of his mind are what make it fresh. His clever humour has a shade of darkness to it, and the material is made all the more engaging with his eloquent delivery. Howell quotes his grandmother quoting James Dean (they used to hang out): “Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die tomorrow”. If you were living by that adage, I’d go see this show.

The Voodoo Rooms, 6 – 27 Aug, 2.40pm (3.40pm), free, fpp121.
tw rating 4/5