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Pierre Novellie Is Cool Peter (CKP)

By | Published on Wednesday 10 August 2016


I am almost embarrassed by the amount of involuntary noise that came out of my face during Pierre Novellie’s hysterically funny show. This old-before-his-time comedian’s style has hints of Tony Law’s joyful silliness, as he begins his set with a gleeful put-down of some persistent hecklers. He talks honestly about his depression, about his nerdy teenage pursuits, his continuing video game addiction and his South African heritage. His overriding theme is his attempt to be more laid back, whether it’s better to be “cool and sad, or happy and a nerd”, though his glorious phrasing suggests there’s nothing laid back about his incredibly precise script. A genuinely hilarious comedian, Novellie seems pretty cool to me.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 5/5