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Tania Edwards – The Art Of War (Tania Edwards)

By | Published on Wednesday 14 August 2013

For those who haven’t read it, ‘The Art Of War’ is a book of sixth-century military strategy. Its premise, that real victories are won without fighting, seems to be Tania Edwards’ philosophy. Her comedy is slow-burning, low-key stuff, delivered in a babbling stream that’s sometimes meandering but easy to warm to. Taking the time to build a solid rapport, she jokes about her relationship, her competitive streak and her failed career as a medical test subject. These aren’t original topics, but her self-deprecating slant and dark ‘did I just hear that’ asides keep things funny and fresh. Many comedians would say the Fringe feels like a losing battle, but Edwards easily wins her audience over.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 25 Aug (not 12), 3.20pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Dave Fargnoli]