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The Edinburgh Revue – Stand-Up Show (The Edinburgh Revue)

By | Published on Sunday 4 August 2013

Despite previous critical acclaim, this show fails to live up to expectations, delivering an hour of lacklustre stand up comedy. Most of the jokes on offer were completely unfunny and failed to provoke anything more than a polite titter out of the clearly dissatisfied audience. Of the three student comedians on show, headliner David Blair put on the best performance with some moderately funny audience interaction. But the preceding performer’s analysis of a joke traditionally found inside a Christmas cracker made for an exceptionally boring set, and the opening act was not much better, with uninteresting, convoluted material, that would only really appeal to aspiring comedians. Sadly, these performances offered very little by way of comedy, instead bringing a mish-mash of uncomfortable and awkward public speaking to the stage.

Scottish Comedy Festival @ The Beehive Inn, until 26 Aug (not 14), 2.15pm.
tw rating 2/5 | [Stephen Maughan]