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Tom Deacon: Can I Be Honest? (Avalon Promotions)

By | Published on Saturday 27 August 2011

As a star of BBC’s Radio One and with an ever-increasing public profile, the pressure is certainly on Tom Deacon to delight the masses at this year’s Fringe Festival. Does he rise to challenge? Well, I certainly think so. The premise of his show this year is to get off his chest a variety of things that really irk and annoy him, each accompanied by a suitably amusing and often hilariously awkward anecdote – whether the grim reality of getting piles or the effort involved with eating certain fruit. At times the humour fluctuates but, on the whole, Tom delivers great original material with ever-so-astute timing. A brilliantly savvy comic with a very bright future.

Pleasance Dome, 3 – 29 Aug (not 7, 14, 21, 28), 8.20pm (9.20pm), £7.00 – £9.50, fpp160.
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