Monday 20 August 2012 | By Hannah Sweetnam
ED2012 Comedy Review: Derek Ryan – Time Lord – Free
Is it possible to turn back the clock? Does evolution make mistakes? Will time ever run out? These are questions most of us will think about late at night after a few too many drinks; but it’s unlikely that anyone has made them quite so hilarious before. Derek Ryan brought his new material to the Fringe to “workshop”, yet he makes it hard to believe that there was ever anything wrong with it. He divulges how to slow time down; examines the evils of the snooze button and discusses how times have changed with technology and slang. Highly amusing from start to finish, the comedian plots the demise of the clock and concludes, “when life is good, you barely ever look at your watch”.
Laughing Horse @ Captain Taylor’s Coffee House, 2-26 Aug (not 13, 21), 8.00pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Hannah Sweetnam]