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Dan Nightingale Is Trying His Best Not To Be A Dick (Lee Martin for Gag Reflex)

By | Published on Friday 15 August 2014

Dan Nightingale is doing a daytime show developed in the night-time, and worries that the audience will be a couple of G&Ts short of where he needs them to be, chiefly during the dirty sex bits. In fact, there isn’t much of that. Nightingale is a warm stage presence and a skilled performer, going from the mundane subject matter of driving and jogging to the age-old question of when it’s ok to do a Parkinson’s gag (answer: when you nick the punchline from your Parkinson’s suffering dad). One thing remains unclear at the end of an entertaining hour – the title has little connection with the show, but if he’s fishing for a “really didn’t seem that much of a dick at all” quote for the poster, he’s welcome to it.

Pleasance Dome, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]