Built around a collection of Gallic stereotypes which I think were last seen on BBC 1 circa 1976, this was certainly not a show packed with ground-breaking ideas. Which was perfect. Rather than wasting time trying to add depth by expounding on some arbitrary theme, the character of Marcel Lucont instead provided a simple platform from which a series of smart and funny jokes could be delivered: a highly effective approach which had the audience laughing throughout. The deliberately shambolic tone could not hide the fact that this show had been carefully constructed, making good use of music and video, meaning that the hour passed smoothly and easily overcame the venue’s intermittent sabotage. Definitely one to see.
Underbelly Cowgate, 2-26 Aug (not 14), 10.25pm
tw rating 5/5 | [Nicholas Jones]