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Greg Proops (Talented Artists Ltd)

By | Published on Saturday 10 August 2013

Former King of improv and Fringe mainstay Greg Proops has quite the reputation to live up to. Unfortunately, for the most part, this show fails to capture what helped make him such a hugely popular performer. Although still a highly talented improvisation artist, teasing the crowd with witty asides and off-the-cuff comebacks, Proops’ set is loose and aimless. Appearing to please neither the attendees or the comedian himself, it featured references either too obscure or too modern for his audience. Shouting out a suggestion like ‘Hungarian wrestlers in a salon’ might have put Proops more into his comfort zone; he seemed out of it tonight.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 14 Aug, 9.00pm.
tw rating 2/5 | [Joseph Trotter]