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Tom Rhodes – Colossus (Brett Vincent for Get Comedy)

By | Published on Wednesday 6 August 2014

Tom Rhodes boldly, brashly and bolshily bombards us during his hotly anticipated debut, and boy, does it feel good. Of course this is to be expected from the hoarse, coarse Floridian; with a plethora of awards under his belt and a range of flattering nicknames (“The David Letterman of Holland”, “The Bad-Boy of Comedy”), it may be Rhodes’ Edinburgh debut, but by no means is he a debutant. Cancer, marijuana, homosexuality and, most importantly, penises, are the topics of the day, and his are the jokes every frat-boy wishes they could make successfully but instead are left looking like homophobic morons. Yet beneath his cynicism and crudeness lies elevating enthusiasm; Rhodes is the kind of guy who would overshadow and insult you at a party, making it your best night ever.

Gilded Balloon, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [George Robb]