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Dan Jones – New Kid (Live Nation)

By | Published on Saturday 23 August 2014

Dan Jones brings his debut show ‘New Kid’ to the Fringe after a successful stint last year with ‘Don’t Drop the Egg’, and it could be a stressful and awkward experience if you’re intimidated by Jones’ aggressive style, which is only intensified by the intimate venue. Jones exhibits the same kind of fury as Alexei Sayle but without the weight of subject matter behind it, instead focusing on celebrity culture and the comedy industry. He seems more concerned with staying true to his character creations than laughs; though that’s not to say he isn’t funny, as these are hilariously tragic characters, and Jones delivers great one-liners. He wins the crowd over when he needs to, and is a performer who is doing something more here than just trying to make you laugh.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [James McColl]