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Francesco De Carlo: Comfort Zone (Mick Perrin Worldwide Artist Management)

By | Published on Sunday 27 August 2017

Since his debut here in 2014, Francesco De Carlo has been learning and adapting to the point that he moved to the UK… the week before Brexit. Those who’ve come to see an Italian stand-up on the last Saturday of the Fringe probably aren’t the reason for much of that and he wonders aloud what to do about it beyond our collective comfort zone. In between, there is more standard stand-up fare about drink, drugs, religion and social media, enlivened by a continental perspective and occasionally idiosyncratic delivery, playing knowingly on those cultural divisions which also, weirdly, bind us. Charming, funny and, in some ways, a poignant embodiment of something that ‘we’ are in the process of chucking away.

Underbelly George Square, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]