ED2012 Comedy Review: Humans vs Nature – Engineering FTW (Matt Parker and Timandra Harkness)
By Ellie Willis | Published on Saturday 18 August 2012
Unlike most comedy shows at the Fringe, ‘Humans vs. Nature’ is a delightful combination of goofy stand-up and educational programming on the history of mankind’s achievements. Matt Parker and Timandra Harkness produce a boxing match arena in which a robot dressed as a tree nymph advocates for nature against a spunky Timandra who champions for mankind in a series of thought-provoking rounds in order to determine which entity is superior. Using a plethora of comical flow charts, poorly constructed top hats, moustaches, and monocles (to illustrate the past obviously), the duo delivers an entertaining and unique show. Suffice it to say, the premise is somewhat outlandish but the facts are interesting and the comedy genuine.
Assembly George Square, 2-16 Aug, 10.40am.
tw rating 4/5 | [Ellie Willis]