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John Hastings – Marked From The Start (CKP)

By | Published on Thursday 13 August 2015

John Hastings

Three months premature, John Hastings is proud of having even survived birth. As the predictably unpredictable member of the family, he recounts growing up in Canada with parents living on opposite sides of the country, being a self-confessed awkward child and how his father’s single, terrible joke held their relationship together. He starts a series of threads and, just when you think he’s gone off on a tangent, he ties them all up neatly. As he pokes fun at his own afflictions – he can’t tell left from right and his mouth can work faster than his brain sometimes – the audience is transfixed by his anecdotes and self-deprecating character. This charming, loveable comic is truly engaging and well worth checking out.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Daisy Malt]