Friday 31 August 2012 | By

ED2012 Comedy Review: Fark (Madeleine Culp / Free Festival)

ED2012 2/5 Reviews ED2012 Comedy Reviews

‘Fark’ was one of the most surreal half hours of my existence. This bizarre comedian began the show amongst the audience, playing an amusing audio clip of what she imagined them to be saying as she prepared to mount the stage. Mysterious panpipes signified flashbacks in sketch form, recreating scenes from her scented-candle making days, during which period the candles smelt of “goats cheese” and “freshly washed armpit”. Weird enough for you? Well it didn’t stop there! As she revisited her yoghurt advertising career and drew pictures of herself defecating on stage, it was hard to be certain of whether her slightly alarming performance was all part of an on stage persona. However, if you are into surrealist comedy, then ‘Fark’ will be right up your street.

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 3-26 Aug (not 15, 16), 3.45pm.
tw rating 2/5 | [Hannah Sweetnam]

OR READ MORE ABOUT: |

  • TW Podcast at the Edinburgh Festival 23.08.15
  • Three To See on 28 Aug: Michael J Dolan, Soweto Afro Pop Opera, Abnormally Funny People
  • ‘A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing’ wins Amnesty prize
  • Ally Houston: Clowning with stand-up
  • Luke Wright: The stay-at-Fringe dandy
  • Eddie Nixon and Christina Elliot: Giving dance its place
  •