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The Ginge, The Geordie And The Geek – Live (Ginge, The Geordie and The Geek)

By | Published on Sunday 4 August 2013

This sell-out trio return to Edinburgh for their fifth Fringe ahead of an upcoming BBC 2 series. Despite all the recent hype, their live show is kept remarkably simple. It’s very back to basics comedy; the many short sketches that the show is made up of are simple and accessible. Their humour is clean and good natured, and the acting of a high standard. Perhaps where they fall down though is that they don’t push their comedy quite far enough – and there was little more than a scattering of laughs among the audience. True, it was entertaining and fast paced enough to retain interest for the hour long show, but there was very little uncontrollable laughter along the way, the kind which is a marker for great comedy.

Just The Tonic at the Caves, until 25 Aug (not 6, 13, 20), 4.30pm, 6.15pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Stephanie Gray]