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Mae Martin – Slumber Party (John Noel Management)

By | Published on Thursday 15 August 2013

This happy-go-lucky comic oozes optimism, and while the show starts slowly, it doesn’t take long for things to warm up, and for the laughs to begin. It is impossible for Martin’s cheerfulness not to rub off onto even the most cynical of beings, making this an ideal proposition for those in need of a little pick-me-up. Martin doesn’t mind poking fun at herself and creates a relaxed atmosphere, throwing the occasional comic song into the mix for good measure. Unfortunately the proceedings lack a certain ‘je ne c’est quoi’ that would have turned a good show into a great one. Nevertheless, a more positive outlook is impossible to avoid as you head back into the faint Fringe sunlight.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 25 Aug (not 14), 5.10pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Jessica Cropper]