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Damien Slash – Übermen (Lee Martin for Gag Reflex)

By | Published on Saturday 22 August 2015

Damien Slash

Damien Slash, normally Damien Barker, greets everybody by shaking their hands as they enter the room at the Pleasance Attic. In his one of five characters, he’s at his prime – reminiscent of a David Brent directed by Chris Morris. This scene in particular, where Barker is a politically incorrect businessman, exemplifies how brilliantly he can get into character. One portrayal, of the old disabled gambler, lets him down, but others such as a video game and computer geek looking to find the perfect woman, and the final sketch of a man who is a water taster gone berserk are sensational. This show is guaranteed to generate laughter, regardless of how arcane some of the material can get.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Kieran Scott]