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ED2012 Comedy Review: Tales From The Unaccepted (Ed Caruana, Elaine Mason, Gary Tro, Richard Todd and Sunil Patel)

By | Published on Tuesday 7 August 2012

The top of a graffitied double-decker in the guts of the Cowgate; was I in the Fringiest venue on the Fringe? The bizarre location added a lovely intimacy to this two-set show hosted by the chatty and charming Elaine Mason, whose natural friendliness (and games… with prizes) turned us into a cheery afternoon audience. Next we were treated to Gary Tro’s endearing and self-deprecating exploration of failed romances, his warm wit overriding his slightly nervous energy. Surreal storyteller Richard Todd followed, and both his height and performance made him seem slightly too big for the bus – his animated, haphazard comedy could easily fill a theatre. Despite frequent talk of “no punchlines,” this warm, unpolished and genuinely funny trio kept the whole crowd laughing.

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 2-12 Aug, 12.30pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Sarah Macartney]


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