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ED2012 Comedy Review: Graters – Julian Ignores His Friend And Talks To A Pretty Girl (Graters)

By | Published on Saturday 18 August 2012

Julian protests that he’s not a creep; he’s an entertainer, and performing is ‘’kinda [his] raison d’être’’. This UCL sketch show then revolves around his unsuccessful attempts to pick up girls in a bar by presenting them with a series of sketch ideas. The subsequent scenes are somewhat erratic but the script is cuttingly funny and satirises everything from IVF clinics to game show culture to Orange Wednesdays. The acting is of a good standard overall, though the performers vary in their ability to exploit the witty dialogue. The high point of show comes with a tragi-comic moment when Julian’s co-star serenades the drunken, sodden, miserable entertainer with a guitar and an Oedipal ode to mother’s milk.

Underbelly Cowgate, 2-26 Aug (not 13) 11.50am.
tw rating 4/5 | [Eve Lacey]


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