Deering’s cheerful and adept take on musical stand-up “rocks all over your face”. With an impish energy and a freshness that belie his eleven years of experience at the Fringe, Deering’s hilarious yet charming act is as quirky and endearing as he himself, and his experience shows in his relaxed manner and ability to put his audience completely at ease. Incorporating audience participation in a totally non-threatening way, perhaps due to the comfortable intimacy of its venue, this niche brand of comedy is as quick and intricate as the musical layering it showcases (never again will the place of the cowbell in stand-up go overlooked). Extremely enjoyable.
Pleasance Courtyard, 1-27 Aug (not 8, 14), 8.15pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Alexandra Payne]