Monday 20 August 2012 | By

ED2012 Comedy Review: Otto Kuhnle – Ich Bin Ein Berliner (IMWP And Otto Kuhnle)

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If you think that an hour of watching a German stand-up playing a flute with his trousers around his ankles before dancing with a brush sounds like hell, I’d agree with you. Yet, somehow, Otto Kuhnle makes it work. Maybe it’s the accordion music, or the endearingly adequate gags, or just the utter daftness of the finale, but something about this show just clicks. It’s very Fringe – there is yodelling involved, after all – but it’s all good, clean fun. The gnome sequence lags a little and is probably the least entertaining patch, but the leaf blower bottle trick more than makes up for it. This is a very odd, very Germanic show, but also a surprisingly entertaining one.

Assembly George Square, 2=26 (not 14), 4.40pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Andrew Bell]


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