Friday 31 August 2012 | By

ED2012 Comedy Review: Rhys Darby – This Way To The Spaceship (Bound And Gagged Comedy)

ED2012 5/5 Reviews ED2012 Comedy Reviews

Rhys Darby is perhaps best known as Murray from ‘Flight of the Conchords’. His stand-up show consists of him telling the audience about his life, interspersed with him talking to ‘Al’, a computer on a spaceship that Rhys has woken up on after the world has ended. Rhys is instantly likeable, he has the audience laughing from the first line, and gives an energetic performance, the highlight of which sees him recreate the dance moves he used to use in nightclubs in his home town. The result is hilarious. The combination of Rhys’ physicality, his quick wit, and his self-deprecating nature make this show an absolute joy to watch. A must see.

Pleasance Courtyard, 1-27 Aug (not 8, 14), 8.00pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Olivia Lyth]


  • Edinburgh Comedy Awards judging panel confirmed
  • 3 To See ED2014: Musical Adaptations
  • Dan Schreiber: The idiot elf arrives at the Fringe
  • Dan Clarkson: Another Potted Fringe show is elementary
  • 3 To See ED2014: Shakespearean Twists
  • Pale Imitation Festival 2014 line-up announced