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Alistair Green Is Jack Spencer – Sex Addict (Alistair Green)

By | Published on Sunday 11 August 2013

Alistair Green certainly deserves his underground reputation as the comedian’s comedian. Providing an excellently-scripted character comedy of delusional sex addict Jack Spencer, this one-man show is totally captivating. Subtle gags feature throughout, but it’s really the whole spectacle of Spencer’s ‘message for the world’ that effortlessly engages and entertains. Featuring excerpts from his tormented diary; an iconic means of teaching under-10s about addiction and an energetic, love-fuelled solution to all of Africa’s problems, Spencer has it all. This is smart and acutely refreshing comedy that stands above the crowd at this year’s Fringe. Spencer wants to spread his message for the good of mankind, and with entertainment this consistent, I’m sure he’s on the right track.

Just the Tonic at The Tron, until 25 Aug (not 13), 9.00pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Jonathan Mayo]