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Lizzie Bates – Reprobates (Lizzie Bates)

By | Published on Sunday 10 August 2014

Be it the boozy housewife or the over zealous co-worker, Lizzie Bates burns through her gaggle of rascals and reprobates with morally corrupt abandon. She bristles with an energy that never lets up, creating a sense of intimacy and camaraderie with her audience, making them an integral part of her show. Her confident reliance on audience participation shows what a capable comedian she is. She uses every response to build up to a punchline, without ever taking a mean shot at those taking part for an easy laugh. Her characters could be accused of being a little too similar to one other, but this is cushioned by the fact that they are all absolutely hilarious. ‘Reprobates’ is frothy, funny, and tweely debauched.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Patricia-Ann Young]