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Simon Munnery: Trials And Tribulations (Show And Tell)

By | Published on Monday 15 August 2022

There are few more pleasurable Fringe staples than Simon Munnery’s perennial mid-afternoon slot at The Stand. Foolishness abounds as ever: in amongst a fabulously daft top and tail, there is the best Roe vs Wade joke I’ve heard. In between, this is perhaps a more anecdotal serving than usual – the trials are legal proceedings, the tribulations fall entirely under the specific subject heading of muggings. There’s a wonderful tale featuring the great Arthur Smith and a shit-housing of Steve Coogan which – if it feels like it’s been brewing a while – it’s because it has. How he gets from there to an (anti) ‘Archers’ finale beats the hell out of me, but then that’s why he remains, as ever, well worth seeing.

The Stand, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]