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Jason Byrne: The Man With Three Brains (Phil McIntyre Entertainments by arrangement with Lisa Thomas Management)

By | Published on Friday 18 August 2017

The very definition of a Fringe veteran, Jason Byrne returns to Edinburgh with a brand new show, displaying his trademark blend of traditional stand-up, superb visual comedy and utter bizarreness. Byrne has always delighted in using his audience to provide unique material, and his interactions really are the strongest feature of the show. There are a few stories, of course, but these are largely lost to the sheer hilarity of an animal prop-heavy centrepiece, performed with three ‘volunteers’. His work with the audience, and his remarkable ability to execute strikingly accurate visual comedy, really sets this Irishman apart from more traditional stand-ups. He’s as sharp as ever, so booking a ticket to see Jason Byrne remains a bit of a no-brainer.

Assembly Hall, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Lewis Frain]