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ED2012 Comedy Review: Hannah Gadsby – Hannah Wants A Wife (Token Events)

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A hilarious stand-up routine focusing on the roles of women throughout the ages, ‘Hannah Wants a Wife’ takes us through different periods of history with the use of a slideshow of famous paintings. Hannah hypothesises on how difficult it would have been to be a woman (and particularly a lesbian) in the olden days, and also ponders the contentious issues that women are still fighting against, while keeping the mood light and the audience in fits of laughter. Her self-deprecating humour and tendency to wander off-topic merely add to the comic value of the show, talk roaming to subjects as diverse as the apocalypse, YouTube and M&M World. With something for everyone, this won’t disappoint.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 1-26 Aug (not 13), 8.10pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Lauren Houghton]

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