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Fern Brady – People Are Idiots (Fern Brady)

By | Published on Monday 31 August 2015

Fern Brady

Fern Brady claims, at her first solo show, to pretty much hate everything. However, don’t let that scare you off: far from being intimidating, her friendly and down to earth persona shines through from beneath the angst. Rather than delivering rants primarily concerned with politics and the like, Brady’s targets tend to be more universally ire-inspiring: men who take up too much room on public transport, babies in cafes, Londoners who mock Scottish accents. At a festival where the majority of attendees and performers come from south of the border, Brady deconstructs what it is to be Scottish in the UK – eschewing the notion that a Scottish accent is instantly synonymous with a particular social class.

The Stand Comedy Club 3 and 4, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Megan Wallace]