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Christian Schulte-Loh – Attack of the 50 Foot German Comedian (Christian Schulte-Loh / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Wednesday 14 August 2013

There’s a calm confidence about Christian Schulte-Loh, which is no bad thing for a German comedian, given he opens with a sequence of gags referencing the Second World War. His routine is a mixture of funny anecdotes and him riffing on audience participation, and it is the latter that really demonstrates what a funny, highly skilled comedian he is. Though he doesn’t only trade on obvious gags about being German, national identity is a clear theme running through his material. A free show, at 5 o’clock, in a seedy nightclub, is not the most auspicious of venues, yet given the quality of his material, and his skill in audience banter, he could easily be packing out bigger rooms.

Base Nightclub, until 24 Aug (not 13, 20), 5.00pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Andrew Leask]