Friday 31 August 2012 | By

ED2012 Comedy Review: Convicted (Pinder, Wight, Choyce and Davies / PBH’s Free Fringe)

ED2012 2/5 Reviews ED2012 Comedy Reviews

The boisterous ‘Convicted’ MC interacts with his audience well, while skilfully introducing this showcase of mainly Australian talent to the Fringe. Unfortunately his line-up is a mixed bag. Likeable but nervy, Sian Choyce offered a slightly shaky observational set that lurched a little too awkwardly from topic to topic, though there were kernels of great promise when she got it right. Guest act, Danish bagpiper Claus Reiss, filled the stage with a calm, wry wit and genuine musical talent. But none of this could save a show that concluded with Nellie Wight’s crude, sexually graphic jokes. Her ten minutes were unconvincing, and made it hard to be impressed by ‘Convicted’ overall. Though, to be fair, perhaps the time slot was wrong, Wight’s act might just work in a late night slot with a more appropriate heading; I’d suggest ‘An Introduction To Pornography’.

Cabaret Voltaire, 4-24 Aug (not 15, 22), 2.35pm.
tw rating 2/5 | [Sarah Macartney]

OR READ MORE ABOUT: | |

  • ThreeWeeks Podcast Edition 06: Week Two Extras
  • Letter To Edinburgh: Damian Sandys
  • Njo Kong Kie: A musical picnic with a twist
  • Slayer launches new Fringe comedy prize
  • Photo Shoot: Dan Clark
  • Dane Baptiste: Ten things to do at the Fringe when you’re dead (that is, you died on stage)
  •