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Alfie Brown – Ism (The Mason Sisters)

By | Published on Friday 28 August 2015

Alfie Brown

Alfie Brown seems to have really settled into his show, – a mock standing ovation to deal with latecomers quickly gets the audience on side, making the 50 minutes that follow very endearing. “The show is about the tribalism of –ism,” he says. He goes on to explain his opinion on debates, and how those involved are portrayed depending on their stance. Brown draws you in, only to surprise with a blunt punchline of sorts. This seamlessly flows into captivating social-commentary, which he achieves with several impressions that are unbelievably accurate, each as impressive as the last. His metaphors, whilst occasionally shocking, are often impeccable. All of this builds towards a satisfying conclusion and a well-constructed show.

Assembly George Square, until 31 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Ben Shannon]