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Diane Spencer – Hurricane Diane (difunny.com)

By | Published on Wednesday 7 August 2013

Frequently filthy, constantly hilarious. Diane invites the audience onto her roof (the only prop used, complete with chimney) for a whirlwind hour of anecdotal comedy. She is a highly skilled comic, with great stage presence and a naturalistic conversational style that draws you in to relive the highs and lows (mostly the lows) of her life so far. Several jokes, especially those describing her brush with feminine illnesses, drew gasps as well as groans. The structure is chronological, moving from childhood problems to the joys of a new relationship. This gives it an upbeat feel, providing hope to the clumsiest of singletons. Her wacky and irreverent storytelling will charm, shock and uplift you. Not for the fainthearted, but also not to be missed.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, until 25 Aug (not 13), 5.45pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Isobel Steer]