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Tiernan Douieb: Miserably Happy (Tiernan Douieb / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Saturday 19 August 2017

Tiernan Douieb rightly points out that the world outside the Edinburgh Festival bubble is a scary place. But rather than trundle out clich├ęd political jokes, he’s more interested in ways our opinions differ, and how it can be tough to understand others’ points of view when we inhabit our own echo-chambers. Through a left-wing lens, Douieb helps us to understand how his views have been shaped by his experiences. A warm and engaging stand-up, he’s great at comedy callbacks as he recounts his battles with coat zips and a surprising analogy between tomatoes and refugees. A humorous look at political differences, though the irony in going to see a stand-up who reinforces this equally lefty reviewer’s opinions is not lost on me.

Waverley Bar, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Daisy Malt]