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Paul Foot: Image Conscious (IMWP)

By | Published on Wednesday 15 August 2018

For the uninitiated Paul Foot is undoubtedly perplexing; his absurdist clowning is confusing and amusing in equal measure, but it’s wonderfully crafted nonsense nonetheless. As entertaining as ever, his signature awkward movements, invasion of audience members’ personal space and comical rants are out in full force in ‘Image Conscious’. He quips about some of his likes and dislikes, with his aversion to Masterchef and, in particular, host Gregg Wallace, hitting the right notes with his audience. Much of the show, however, centres on the complexities of organising a suburban orgy; from canapés to who the guests should be; 1980s snooker legends are high on his list. Yep, it’s as weird as it sounds, but from Foot you wouldn’t want it any other way.

Underbelly Cowgate, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Daisy Malt]