Thursday 16 August 2012 | By Pallavi Patel
ED2012 Comedy Review: Adam Larter – Happy New Year – A Free Comedy Show (Adam Larter / Laughing Horse Free Festival)
Adam Larter takes ‘alternative’ and runs with it, in this New Year’s – with bells on – themed performance. Complete with bagpipes, fireworks, sing-along and kite-flying, this is an endearingly madcap hour of high spirited-fun. Larter’s original humour isn’t always a hit: occasionally it shoots right past silly into entirely bizarre, leaving the crowd a few steps behind. But altogether this show’s pure absurd hilarity and festive Fringe spirit will make you forget you’re celebrating Hogmanay in August. So if you give it a try, you might discover that all your perfect New Year’s Eve has been missing is Adam Larter: two parts comedy genius, one part borderline lunatic, leaping around the stage in a mini-kilt. Who knows?
Captain Taylor’s Coffee House, 4-26 Aug, 1.15pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Pallavi Patel]