Thursday 9 August 2012 | By Pallavi Patel
ED2012 Comedy Review: Nutters Of The British Isles – The Complete Field Guide – Free (Royal Society For The Promotion Of Nutters / Free Festival)
The average Fringe-goer is likely to encounter more than a few nutters on Edinburgh streets. Chris Gau and George Cassavetti set out to educate the audience in the art of spotting these rare breeds and deciphering their calls. As we are welcomed to the ‘conference’ with a name badge and pledge to support their Society, the performance offers a promising start. Audience interaction for the most part works well; but overall the moments of humour and witty anecdotes do not quite compensate for the majority of material, which veers steadily into the unoriginal; after the halfway mark time begins to drag. Apply the same rule here that you would to that quietly mumbling figure on the bus behind you – treat with caution; approach at your own risk.
Laughing Horse @ Espionage, 2-26 Aug (not 14), 2.15pm.
tw rating 2/5 | [Pallavi Patel]