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The Bear Pit Comedy Podcast Podcast (Bear Pit Comedy / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Wednesday 21 August 2013

While most comedy showcases just have a few comedians perform extracts from their shows, ‘Bear Pit’ is a show in itself. Ewan Raffles opened interviews with “so you’ve had one, even two star reviews,” or “some people might struggle to call what you do comedy”. And every time a comedian mentioned they were performing at a paid venue, the audience would give an enthusiastic standing ovation and proceed to take their shirts off… get it? This has the basic format of a showcase/interview show, but it’s really just an excuse to take the piss. I can’t say “recommended” is the right word, as this show is certainly not for everyone, but the deadpan humour and surreal atmosphere are strangely hilarious.

Southsider, until 24 Aug (not 14), 12.55pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Julian Joseph]