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The Lunchtime Ferret (Lunchtime Ferret / Free Festival)

By | Published on Monday 19 August 2013

Stand-up held on the top floor of a double-decker bus instantly raises expectations and these four comedians don’t disappoint. Throughout the show the venue quite literally sways with entertainment as each performer delivers a new character and comedy style. Paul David Collins’ cynical tales are very funny and worryingly easy to agree with, while guest Alasdair Beckett-King (whose long red hair and beard make it difficult to picture him as anything but a comedian), bounces around cracking puns with an ease that assures you he’s naturally witty. This chaotic mix combined with the compère throwing fig rolls to the audience and encouraging laughter exercises turns ‘The Lunchtime Ferret’ into what feels more like a ridiculous drinking session with friends rather a Fringe show.

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, until 18 Aug, 12.30pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Grace Brennan]