King describes herself as a “confrontational, hard-drinking lesbian’’. I am unqualified to dispute one of these; however, only water was consumed on stage and people-pleasers are rarely confrontational. The charming Bosco Tent provides the perfect intimate atmosphere which King successfully capitalises on. Her comedic talent lies in making her audience feel welcome and important, and she works carefully to integrate her audience, asking them to shout out and encouraging back-chat. Witty, improvised songs are integral to the show, performed on her guitar with her treasure of a voice. King cannot be called the most hilarious or imaginative comedian to grace the Fringe, but she has a fabulous demeanour and champions the conversational quality of comedy. A delightful hour.
Assembly George Square, 6-7, 18-26 Aug, 2.00pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Alice Taylor]