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Stuart Goldsmith – Another Lovely Crisis (CKP by arrangement with Red Comedy And Debi Allen Associates)

By | Published on Saturday 20 August 2011

Rarely is a surname so appropriate – an hour in Stuart Goldsmith’s glistening company is precious and to be treasured. Nominated for the ‘Best Newcomer’ award last August, and by far the most talented contestant on ITV’s ‘Show Me The Funny’ comedy competition, Goldsmith is packed to the brim with razor-sharp observations and endearing anecdotes. His tremendously incisive quip about tattoos with ornate calligraphy being owned by men with the least noticeable interest in writing had me reaching for my ‘Memorable One-liners’ notebook, while his tale about almost crying in a high-street camping shop was simultaneously side-splitting and heart-breaking. Goldsmith’s debut Fringe show was called ‘A Reasonable Man’; its follow-up proved beyond doubt that he is reasonably brilliant.

Pleasance Courtyard, 3 – 28 Aug (not 17), 7.00pm (7.55pm), £7.50 – £10.00, fpp156.
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