You might not necessarily expect to see the 2004 winner of So You Think You’re Funny playing a free show in a small, dingy venue, but then you see all sorts of things at the Fringe, and this show is very Fringe. ‘Potty Time!’ is guaranteed to provoke a reaction in you; whether it’s laughter or sheer horror is a question of taste. Nick Sun’s stand-up is truly off-the-wall, at times disconcerting and most definitely outrageous, yet somehow, it works; I was in fits of laughter as he delivered his deadpan set. His persona is that of the tragic, paranoid comedian and he pretty much let the audience lead the show, resulting in a failed game of musical chairs. Nick Sun is bonkers, but his show is one that I’ll always remember, which can’t be a bad thing, right? Totally unique.
Alternative Fringe @ The Hive, 2 – 26 Aug (not 13, 20) 7.45pm
tw rating 3/5 | [Simon Thornton]