Set List: Stand-Up Without A Net (Rational Entertainment And Susquehanna Hat)
By Ellie Blow | Published on Wednesday 31 August 2011
‘Set List’ has already taken its place in the Fringe hall of fame. It’s a challenge unlike any other, attracting some of the biggest names at the festival: this show alone boasted sets from the likes of Jimmy Carr, Phill Jupitus and Greg Proops. An unseen ‘set list’ is projected onto the stage, and each comedian must battle with topics such as ‘president mannequin’ and ‘post-coital crayon’. The true joy of watching it is that it lays bare the workings of comedy for all to see; as each comic takes a deep breath before plunging in, we wait to see how they’ll mine the humour from the words on the screen. Bizarre and brilliant, it’s the Fringe in a nutshell.
Just The Tonic at The Caves, 4 – 28 Aug (not 16), 11.50pm (12.50am), £8.00 – £10.00, fpp149
tw rating 5/5