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The Wow Wow Show! with Dan Clarke (Live Nation)

By | Published on Monday 31 August 2015

Wow Wow Show

Against the vast sea of stand-ups and sketch shows in Edinburgh every August, the concept of this comedy stood out. Set up like a late night chat show, with live guests and a house band, it promised to end my Fringe on a high. Disappointingly, the guests are simply poor parodies with little of interest to say or do. Host Dan Clarke starts off strongly but struggles with what he labels as a ‘two star audience’ – he’s visibly disheartened at our lack of laughs. Instead of adjusting to our awkwardness he ploughs on with flat, scripted segments. If there were real guests (not necessarily famous, just genuine) and we’d seen more of the band, this might have been rescued.

Assembly George Square, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Stephanie Gray]