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Mark Grimshaw: Hit Me With Your Autistic (PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Saturday 27 August 2022

Early on, stand-up Mark Grimshaw remarks his delivery model is more Yodel than Royal Mail: there’ll be a follow-up punchline in 3-5 days. He’s too self-deprecating: Grimshaw offers prime gag delivery with a vanful of follow ups. Being dour, Northern and autistic provides scathing viewpoints on antivaxxers, congas and Northern rail which all hit the mat, before examining his medical report. Through this ‘NHS funded roast’ Grimshaw argues autistics aren’t so different from non-autistics. Shame he rushes delivery, as his longer anecdotes offer intriguing personal insight. I’d like to see his critical mind properly examine his theme park addiction through autism’s prism, but his socioeconomic epiphany still teaches us how a cap may fit, but you need not uncritically wear it.

PBH’s Free Fringe @ Canons’ Gait, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Richard Tyrone Jones]