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Rob Carter – Murder (And Other Hobbies) (Feature Spot Productions Ltd)

By | Published on Saturday 17 August 2013

If you like songs about child murder, biblical characters and cats (and I do), then perhaps Rob Carter is the man for you. His charmingly clumsy ramble through a life of petty crime made for hilarious viewing, as he satirised his own middle-class upbringing and arts education. A bargain involving Carter’s cashmere sweater led to one of the most entertaining and unusual pieces of audience interaction I’ve seen, leaving one member of the audience trouserless. Another high point was a strangely intense character monologue detailing the origins of Carter’s guitar, a gift from his apparently violent grandfather. A ludicrously diverse performer, Rob Carter is unquestionably worth your time. And also your money.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 25 Aug (not 14), 6.30pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Tom Bateman]