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Richard Stott: Right Hand Man (Andrew Roach Talent)

By | Published on Sunday 18 August 2019

It can’t be fun going through life with a smaller left hand and no pectoral muscle, but Richard Stott is adept at mining his experiences for their comedic value. Reminiscent of Jonathan Pie in his tone, Stott explores living with Poland Syndrome with a wry sense of humour and, it must be said, some groan-worthy punchlines. However, it’s when Stott provides insight into life as a comedian that he really shines, illustrating that it really is a dog-eat-dog world out there. He bravely talks about uncomfortable topics like suicide, mental health and whether he is actually disabled, but the audience never feels awkward: ‘Right Hand Man’ is a thoughtful and funny discussion, and well worth your time.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Chris Lambert]