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Laura Levites – Selfhelpless (Laura Levites)

By | Published on Sunday 11 August 2013

In this entirely true comedy, New Yorker Laura Levites tells of her lifelong quest for happiness. To begin with, audience laughter is nervous; nobody seems quite certain if and when laughing is appropriate. But it’s not long into her set before Levites wins the crowd round with her magnificent stage presence and charisma. She jumps from quiet and reminiscent to hyper and laughing in the blink of an eye, carrying the audience along with her on the journey. It may not always be a comfortable listen, but Levites does remarkably well to tell such a dark and personal tale while keeping the audience laughing. We all need a bit of crazy in our lives, and Levites is the person to provide it.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, until 26 Aug (not 13), 2.45pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Stephanie Gray]