An enthusiastically charming albeit self-deprecating storyteller, Nightingale gives an insight into the world of comedy with a whirlwind of hilarious material squeezed into eleven and a half parts. Excitingly imaginative autobiographical tales range from the freakishly small sizes encountered in Topman to housemates not understanding the concept of using the crusty end of a loaf as a ‘’bread defender’’. These whimsical tales are complemented by a knack for impressions and bitingly witty punchlines, which bring Nightingale’s imaginative view of the world to life. He puts his audience at ease with his amiable charm: this feels less like a stand-up routine and more like a night of hilarity with a beamingly positive acquaintance – Dan Nightingale is one to watch out for.
Pleasance Dome, 3-26 Aug, 6.50pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Khristine Gallagher]