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Pat Cahill: D.O.T.T (PBJ Management / Heroes of Fringe PWYW)

By | Published on Friday 26 August 2016

Pat Cahill Ed2016

Pat Cahill arrives on-stage in a home-made Morris dancing kit. He introduces his proposed show of an hour (at least) of amusing adaptations of medieval English musical numbers. However, his Siri is playing up and so it becomes a ‘pretend it’s all going horribly wrong’ show – those can either disguise a lack of depth or reveal a meta-comedy genius. There’s probably a bit of both in this chaotic, uneven hour, where Cahill is ‘forced’ to fall back on some variable stand-up and comedic song. Overall, it’s just about carried by some really good absurdist stuff and a smattering of very funny songs. It’s almost certainly the only Fringe show you’ll come out of singing about coconuts.

Heroes at the Hive, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]