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Gordon Southern – The Kerfuffle (Julz Hay)

By | Published on Wednesday 21 August 2013

Whilst Southern may not have kicked up a huge fuss on the comedy circuit, he has certainly caused some tremors along the way. Armed with a set of jingles (facilitated by a bargain piece of kit off eBay), Southern spends the hour telling some undisputedly hilarious anecdotes and observations, notably educating the audience on the darker side of discount websites. A musical send-off in honour of hip-hop felt surreal, after seeing him complain about performing to Prince Harry just minutes earlier. Whilst none of the material is particularly extraordinary, it certainly is original, and it was refreshing to see him mock teenage values without assuming that Ali G is still the precedent for  young people stereotypes.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, until 26 Aug (not 12, 19), 5.45pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Robert McGowan Stuart]