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John Robins – Speakeasy (Phil McIntyre)

By | Published on Thursday 20 August 2015

John Robins

John Robins has once again brought a very well-crafted show to the Fringe: the language and turns of phrase scattered throughout the set give the impression that Robins has deliberated tirelessly over every word. This year’s performance contains strong material covering a range of subjects (including social media stereotypes, internet histories and Twitter bios), though it’s towards the end of the show, where Robins begins to discuss redemption, that you can really see his passion for the art of stand-up comedy. The hour simply flew by in his company and, though he rarely strayed from his set, when there were stumbles his recovery was slick. Robins has established himself as a sure thing at the Fringe, consistently delivering well-thought-out pieces.

Assembly George Square Studios, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Ben Shannon]