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Phil Jupitus is Porky the Poet in Zeitgeist Limbo (Off The Kerb Productions / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Saturday 17 August 2013

Phil Jupitus brings his comedic poetry readings to the Fringe in a run of free shows, much to the delight of Edinburgh goers. His poetry is short, sharp and extremely funny, on a range of topics from pop culture to his famous hatred of Jeremy Clarkson. He is charmingly self-deprecating, down-to-earth and goes off on brilliant tangents (most notably about gay fishing). Midway through his performance, Jupitus brought on Clare Ferguson-Walker and Mab Jones, and though both were brilliant, their poems were more serious and didn’t quite fit in with the tone of the evening. Jupitus hilariously finished on a “10-line Fringe” poem, taking 10 show titles and collecting them into a poem. Charming, witty and very silly.

The Jam House, until 24 Aug (not 12), 5.00pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Helena Wadia]