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Ollie Horn: Not Much

By | Published on Monday 14 August 2023

For any performers who have had a nightmare show at this year’s Festival, Ollie Horn’s ‘Not Much’ should reassure you that that nightmare will make great material for a Fringe show in the future. It may even inspire that future show’s title. Though you’ll need to complete some other hellish gigs first. Maybe performing stand-up in an Apple Store to an audience that just wants tech support. Or doing some comedy in a Thai brothel for a promoter who just died. The specifics probably aren’t important, but as he talks us through his three worst gigs, Horn demonstrates that re-living bad shows can make for one hell of a good show. His passion for comedy – both as a fan and a purveyor of the artform – comes through strong, and his delivery is consistent and compelling throughout the hour. All in all, it’s a show that offers much much more than what is promised in the title.

Just The Tonic at the Mash House, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Chris Cooke]