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Danny Bevins: Infectious Waste (Lee Martin for Gag Reflex Management)

By | Published on Tuesday 9 August 2011

Armed with a sharp suit and a contrary attitude, Danny Bevins claims to have been pissing people off since conception. He can’t help it. As a misanthropic former soldier from Kentucky and a smart, savage comedian, he’s a mass of contradictions. In a set that’s part tirade, part autobiography, he goes from his unwanted birth to his ideal funeral (lavish, and involving a naked clown), taking shots at life’s triumphs and grievances. Channelling some of the outrage and intelligence of fellow Americans George Carlin and Bill Hicks, Bevins’ darkest material is his best. Though he doesn’t plumb these depths enough, his ranting riffs on politics and idiocy should provide your daily dose of gallows humour. Just don’t call him inappropriate.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3 – 28 Aug (not 15), 6.30pm (7.30pm), £7.00 – £9.50, fpp63.
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