Only at the Fringe would playing a game of 30-a-side beach ball in a darkened room during a comedy gig feel like it was perfectly ordinary. Likewise, following a pink man in frilly pants up Cowgate is probably at the tamer end of things happening at the Festival. Ben Target is a true eccentric, and his hour of madness is weird but really quite wonderful. Though they quickly warm to the knowingly awkward on-stage persona, the audience are never quite sure exactly what will happen next. Surrendering to Target’s whims is all part of the fun. Crazy and colourful, ‘Discover Ben Target’ is for those who like their comedy on the unpredictable side; an absolute riot.
Underbelly Cowgate, 2-26 Aug (not 13), 4.55pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Rebecca Low]