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Princess Savage (Sam Savage / Laughing Horse Free Festival)

By | Published on Sunday 11 August 2013

Playing to a tiny crowd – just 4 punters, 2 of whom are friends – at lunchtime can’t be easy, but there is a relaxed, friendly demeanour about Sam Savage, giving the impression that there’s nowhere else she’d rather be. Her persona on stage is endearing and most of her material is sharp and funny, very cleverly constructed; the rhythm of the show is perhaps a little uneven, though, and the less said about the gimmicky finale the better (seriously disappointing after an enjoyable hour of comedy). Savage deserves a bigger crowd, but to get that she needs to have more faith in her stand up skills and less dependence on silly suits and Poundland props.

Laughing Horse @ Espionage, until 25 Aug (not 12, 19), 12.00pm.
tw rating 3/5 [Andrew Leask]