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Michael Mittermeier – A German On Safari (Mick Perrin for Just For Laughs Live and Eddie Izzard)

By | Published on Tuesday 14 August 2012

Germany’s top comedian had a hard journey to get to Edinburgh (he flew Ryanair), but has settled into the Fringe well. Listening to the other voices in the crowd, I’d say about seventy per cent were German, seeing this show for a fraction of the price they would back at home. The obligatory I’m-the-only-German-comedian jokes came first, followed by the war and the English on holiday, all of which are common to other German-in-Britain comedians. However, Mittermeier is a real pro, carefully weaving stories together and pulling some of the best call-backs out of the bag at the end. There was too much lazy stereotyping for this to be excellent, but it’s brilliant nevertheless.

Pleasance Courtyard, 6-27 Aug (not 13, 20), 9.30pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Claire Hoyda]