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The Hollycopter (Holly Walsh)

By | Published on Saturday 20 August 2011

Some stand-ups rely on vulgarity and the shock factor to coax laughter out of their audience. Not Holly Walsh. Instead, she combines original humour, personal anecdotes, and Venn diagrams to string together a hilarious narrative anyone can relate to. Detailing the true story of one epic broken elbow, complete with x-rays, she manages to comment on what it means to be a scared British woman. She jumps off a high dive, fights a Nazi, flirts with Rambo, and has the pictures to prove it. By the end of the show, I felt like I was sitting in her living-room watching her home movies. Not to miss for anyone looking for a light-hearted laugh and stories of rogue flashers.

Pleasance Courtyard, 3 – 29 Aug (not 15), 6.00pm (7.00pm), £7.00 – £9.50, fpp88.
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