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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 clichéd 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]