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Stuart Mitchell: Gordon Ramsay’s Karma Cafe (Gilded Balloon and Stuart Mitchell present…)

By | Published on Sunday 19 August 2018

Stuart Mitchell has a lot to atone for – he used to work in finance. He used to make a lot of money by fleecing people and he used to love it. The story of what caused him to abandon this life for the considerably less lucrative racket of stand-up comedy is the basis of his show, and it proves a solid foundation for a great hour of stand-up. One inspiration for Mitchell’s eureka moment was a lunch at Gordon Ramsay’s London restaurant, and Mitchell’s deadpan Glasgow delivery is the perfect medium for mocking the absurdities of haute cuisine (the reveal of the bill is deeply shocking). Stuart Mitchell may be seeking redemption, but he couldn’t have chosen a better path.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Jon Stapley]