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Nick Elleray: It’s Been Emotional (Nick Elleray)

By | Published on Thursday 9 August 2018

Gently affable Aussie Nick Elleray sets out his stall upfront, namely late afternoon laconic stand-up reflecting on middle aged masculinity. Whether or not you are male or indeed middle-aged, you are warmly invited into his affectionately questioning depiction of his male-dominated upbringing, seasoned with a fine variety of cracking good jokes. There are occasional pauses to check the set list and so perhaps the joins between bits aren’t as seamless as they might be, but that’ll improve over the run; and besides, when said bits are, for the most part, as good and as well-delivered as Elleray’s, then what does it matter? It’s early days, but if I see a more life-affirming bit of downbeat deadpan comedy this Fringe, I’ll be… well, you know.

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tw rating 4/5 | Bruce Blacklaw