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Out To Lunch (Jack Klaff)

By | Published on Wednesday 7 August 2013

This riveting one-man show is about as far from the ‘mainstream’ Fringe of comedians off the telly as you can get. And I loved it for that. Klaff is a mesmerising performer, effortlessly enthralling his audience for over an hour – the time flew by – exploring the issues around hunger and famine. He “borrowed” the voices of characters from around the globe, and his own childhood in South Africa, effortlessly flitting from persona to persona, all the while making tremendous use of the cavernous space (a hall a few minutes’ walk from Summerhall itself). There are no easy solutions to global famine, and there’s no easy way to sum up this touching, funny, stimulating show. It’s something really special.

Summerhall, until 25 Aug (not 13, 20), 1.45pm.
tw rating 5/5 [Andrew Leask]