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ED2012 Comedy Review: David Whitney – Struggling To Evolve

By | Published on Wednesday 8 August 2012

Bagpipes. Like the cock joke, they are popular but divisive, either gaining or alienating a room with the first blast. Luckily for comedian David Whitney, a purveyor of both, his piping entrance quickly endeared himself to a patient crowd in the stifling turret. Perhaps most famous for once head-butting a heckler (a greatly exaggerated incident, he claims) Whitney unleashes on many topics, from religion to sex, politics to paedophiles, yet keeps the audience within striking distance with his witty off-hand observations and exaggerated bravado. It may not be revolutionary, nor give you a radical position to consider, but you could really do a lot worse than an hour of enjoyably humorous company with this amiable and honest pro.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 2-27 Aug (not 14), 10.15pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Joseph Trotter]


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