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David Baddiel – Fame Not The Musical (Avalon Promotions)

By | Published on Saturday 3 August 2013

David Baddiel’s first Fringe show in fifteen years is less a stand-up routine and more a highly entertaining, intelligent lecture on the experience of being famous. Covering the highs and lows of being marginally famous, including the joys of groupies and the perils of Twitter, Baddiel’s anecdotes have the audience laughing and thinking in equal measure. Not quite the acerbic firebrand of his youth, Baddiel is none the less a charming, interesting speaker. Sadly, the show lacks the razor’s edge needed to elevate it from good to great. Although funny, one gets the feeling Baddiel is more at home with the written word than performing live these days. Regardless, this is an amusing hour of thought provoking comedy.

Assembly George Square, until 11 Aug, 7.30pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Andrew Bell]