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The Michael Farcical Show (Laughing Horse Free Festival / The Farcical Show)

By | Published on Thursday 11 August 2011

If you have ever referred to Terry Wogan as a ‘national treasure’, this satire will not be for you. A cocaine-addicted, egomaniac talk-show host interviews four equally troubled guests – including a gangster poet and a celebrity assassin – in this spoof that explores and exploits the mingling of entertainment and politics. By far the best thing this comedy has got going for it is an enthusiastic and charismatic cast. The puns are geared towards a British audience, or those who are semi-familiar with British pop culture. Yet while the writing is nearly almost there, this farce often falls short with the endurance of wit required for such a statement piece. But for free, it is an hour well spent.

Laughing Horse @ Edinburgh City Football Club, 4 – 13 Aug, 8.05pm (9.05pm), free, fpp118.
tw rating 3/5