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The Best Of The Fest (Assembly)

By | Published on Tuesday 16 August 2011

A compilation show of some of the best performers at the Festival is always going to be pretty good. Carl Donnelly is an absolute delight as the show’s MC, wittily interacting with the audience with an ease and charm that puts lesser comics to shame. The American improv musical troupe, Baby Wants Candy, are hysterical and extremely impressive in their inventive creations. Meanwhile, Tom Flanagan’s silent movie-esque slapstick with a bucket and stepladder is elegant buffoonery at its finest, climaxing with a surprisingly heart-stopping piece of acrobatics. There are also some average performances amongst the line-up, but that only increases the exciting, albeit inaccurate, feeling that you have personally discovered the glittering stars of the show.

Assembly George Square, 5 – 28 Aug (not 8, 15, 22, 26), 2.15pm (3.30pm), fpp48.
tw rating 4/5