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Matt Winning: It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (Matt Winning)

By | Published on Saturday 17 August 2019

In this amalgam of lecture and comedy show, Matt Winning uses his experience as a climate change researcher to outline how its effects can at least be minimised. After a preamble disturbed by several late arrivals, Winning soon gets into his stride. Though clearly passionate about the topic he is never preachy or self-righteous. Jokes litter the show – many are good, though some drift into dad-joke territory. The basic thrust of his argument is also found in Andrew O’Neil’s show, though Winning’s measured style could hardly be more different from O’Neill’s anarchic exuberance. Whether Winning’s show can be considered comedy is a moot point, but it’s certainly a refreshing counterpoint to some of the poorly-informed polemicising found at the Fringe.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Charlie Ellis]