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Sara Pascoe Vs The Apocalypse (Phil McIntyre Entertainments by arrangement with Dawn Sedgwick Management)

By | Published on Saturday 27 August 2011

It’s December 2012 and, as the Mayans predicted, the end of the world is nigh. Who is humanity’s only hope for salvation? Sara Pascoe, of course! Well, she is half-cockroach…. After taking a beating from reviewers (as she makes only too clear) at last year’s Fringe, Pascoe returns with punch to deliver a wonderfully wacky stand-up hour. Her show is riddled with ridiculously random observations as she endeavours to set a new world order after the apocalypse, such as no more faked orgasms and pornography for nerds (aided by a hilariously obscene cartoon). Pascoe’s humour might be an acquired taste, but behind the naïve and self-deprecating persona is a highly intelligent stand-up. Surreal comedy at its best.

Pleasance Dome, 3 – 29 Aug (not 16), 7.00pm (8.00pm), £8.00 – £12.50, fpp147.
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