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Dan Nightingale – Love In The Time Of Cholesterol (Lee Martin For Gag Reflex)

By | Published on Saturday 3 August 2013

Despite a few inevitable preview slip-ups, Nightingale delivered a thoroughly enjoyable, consistently funny hour of smart, self-effacing comedy. Opening with a clever routine deconstructing his own flyer, he moved on to his central theme: at 32 he’s looking for love, and to settle down. So far, so familiar. But there’s a charmingly authentic air about Nightingale, and he doesn’t allow the theme to become overbearing, using it more as a springboard for funny anecdotes and friendly banter with the audience. It’s not perfectly polished – at times the confessional tone felt more like therapy to help resolve his daddy-issues – but if his goal is to meet someone nice, then he’s certainly creating a good impression with audiences.

Pleasance Dome, until 25 Aug (not 12), 5.30pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Andrew Leask]