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Ross Smith: Crying/Shame (Ross Smith)

By | Published on Tuesday 6 August 2019

Ross Smith begins by admitting that he has no material, and it takes him a while to warm up. The concept behind the show is theoretically genius, yet the struggle to captivate the audience from the off creates uncertainty. But the Northamptonshire native eventually reveals his scrupulous wit, slowly organising his anecdotes about close family and growing older and producing some award-worthy one-liners. His reluctance to do a Fringe show this year is demonstrated in his moments of hesitation, but his exemplary comedic prowess gives instant gratification. Existential crisis at home or existential crisis on stage? By 25th August, Smith will be telling his agent that it would have been ridiculous to have missed the Fringe. 

Just The Tonic at The Tron, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 [Kieran Scott]