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Chris Coltrane – Compassion is Subversive (Chris Coltrane / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Wednesday 21 August 2013

“Revolution 85% Guaranteed”. Chris’s balance of comedy and politics is at the centre of his act. You won’t have an issue enjoying his genuinely funny show, unless you’ve missed the news for the past year… or you’re a Tory. He is friendly and relaxed, making serious points and funny jokes about Tory policies, the ever-increasing poverty gap and general capitalist greed. He welcomes you into the venue, and explains a little about his activism before launching into a comedic set that does an excellent job of highlighting the issues of current political attitudes, while simultaneously putting a smile on your face. Hilarious to watch, and a must-see show if you like your comedy with an up-to-date political bent.

Globe, until 24 Aug (not 13), 3.30pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Sam Turner]