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ED2012 Comedy Review: Nick Page – My Glorious Hypothetical Life As A Eunuch (Nick Page)

ED2012 3/5 Reviews ED2012 Comedy Reviews

Nick Page, of daytime TV fame, claims that testosterone scuppered his chances of success at the tender age of 13. His first ever Fringe show combines tales of ‘Escape to the Country’ with the humour of an uncomfortable best man’s speech, as he mixes memories of his career as a BBC estate agent with stories of heavy drinking and divorce. Much of his observational comedy relies heavily on gender stereotypes and an arrogant persona, but despite the slightly hackneyed nature of the material, Page’s set is technically well-crafted and the act is saved by an engaging passage on his clash with prison law, in which he exposes the intricacies and hypocrisies of the penal system with a series of witty, if smug, anecdotes.

The Shack Comedy Club and Nightclub, 3-25 Aug (not 13), 3.30pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Eve Lacey]

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