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The Lunchtime Special (CKP)

By | Published on Friday 16 August 2013

Never mind lunchtime specials of a culinary kind, this matinee will certainly whet your comical appetite. The show swings from a cathartic Santander-slagging sing-a-long to a comedian who is, rather frustratingly, the comedy equivalent of a pinball machine: frenzied and chaotic. Nevertheless, two stand out performances come courtesy of Brennan Reece, whose Jack Whitehall style of eccentricity proves to be extremely popular with the audience, and Scottish comedian Fern Brady, who is obnoxious, rude and utterly brilliant. With a daily rotation of six comedians, if today’s performances are anything to go by, this is the perfect show to see some of the best up-and-comers of the festival in an intimate venue before they (inevitably) hit the big time.

Just the Tonic at The Tron, until 25 Aug (not 13), 12.30pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Mairi McNicol]