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Lou Sanders: One Word: Wow (Plosive Live In Association With Avalon Management)

By | Published on Wednesday 24 August 2022

Lou Sanders was largely enjoying a lazy lockdown until gradually realising that, comedy aside, she had no meaningful hobbies or interests. And so she took up roller skating and that – very loosely – is what the show is about. Or at least it was, until two life events just before the Fringe obliged her to revisit the ending. It’s strewn with good, often layered gags, and beneath a surface sense of breezy spontaneity lies the assured delivery of a comic with a growing bank of broadcast appearances on her CV. The frequency and quality of the throwaway asides makes it tempting to write something like ‘effortlessly funny’, but that’s not quite right – there’s far too much craft in this show for that. One word: funny.

Monkey Barrel Comedy, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]