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Revill’s Selection – Free (Paul Revill / Laughing Horse Free Festival)

By | Published on Friday 16 August 2013

Handing out cinema-sized bags of sweets is a good way to guarantee your audience won’t cause you problems: either they’ll instantly like you, or they’ll be too busy eating to create trouble. In Paul Revill’s case, it’s the former. As a stand up showcase, the strength of the show will inevitably come down to the line up, which changes daily, but the hour is held together well by Revill, an amiable host with a stock of decent gags of his own. On this occasion, two out of the three comedians – John Hastings and Jim Campbell – were acts who, off the back of these performances, I’d happily pay to see again. An enjoyable, well put together taster of this year’s Fringe.

Laughing Horse @ Espionage, until 25 Aug (not 5, 12, 19), 1.05pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Sarah Richardson]