Tuesday 23 August 2011 | By Emma Keaveney
ED2011 Comedy Review: Giants of Comedy (Darren Walsh, Leo Kearse, Lindsay Sharman / PBH’s Free Fringe)
Upon arriving at this gig, I wondered whether the stand-up acts would indeed be giants. I also wondered whether they would make me laugh. It turns out that all three comedians in this show are both very tall and very funny. Leo Kearse (a likeable everyman) opens, followed by Lindsay Sharman (a female Michael McIntyre on a sugar-overdose). Darren Walsh finishes with deliciously weird wordplay and sound effects, where a nightmarish vision of Bruce Forsythe is a particular highlight. The whole show is delivered with such energy and aplomb that the audience is left powerless to resist. This could be one of the most enjoyable shows of the Free Fringe – and it beats a lot of paid gigs too.
Fingers Piano Bar, 6 – 27 Aug (not 8, 15, 22), 7.50pm (8.50pm), free, fpp83.
tw rating 4/5