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Naton Caton – Teenage Mutant Nathan Caton (Off The Kerb Productions)

By | Published on Friday 15 August 2014

After a two year hiatus from the Edinburgh Festival, Nathan Caton has returned for another go. This turtle power fuelled hour is full of stories from his life so far and on the whole makes for easy listening. A strong start is sadly undermined towards the end of his set, however, where the anecdote-based material loses its comic edge and is at times in danger of becoming an only occasionally funny, slightly too heart-warming life story. A punchline at the end does redeem the set slightly, but by that point it has been a good five minutes since the audience laughed properly. Caton’s attitude and performance can’t be faulted, but overall his material lets him down.

Pleasance Dome, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Stephanie Gray]