True to its name, ‘Big Value Comedy’s Lunchtime Club’ presents a series of talented up-and-coming comedians for an extraordinary price; it’s a phenomenon which seems to be rare at the Fringe this year. Ben Van Der Velde is an amazing host, quick witted and unapologetic, his quirky anecdotes had the entire audience chuckling. The line up is one of comic misfits; David Murphy is the quintessential nerd offering Power Ranger references galore; Andrea Hubert tells tales of towering over people, while Jonathan Elston relates his frequent failures with women. The latter two had the odd moment when things fell a bit flat, though it hardly mattered, while Murphy and Van Der Velde delivered flawless performances.
Just the Tonic at the Caves: Just Up the Road, 5-26 Aug, 12:30pm
tw rating 4/5 | [Ellie Willis]