ED2012 4/5 Reviews ED2012 Comedy Reviews

ED2012 Comedy Review: Tim Fitzhigham – Stop The Pigeon (Get Comedy)

By | Published on Monday 13 August 2012

In 1753, the fourth Duke of Queensberry, an infamous rake, wagered that he could transport a letter fifty miles in just an hour; an amazing claim, given that the fastest horse and carriage of the period could not even travel half that distance over the time. In 2012, the delightfully eccentric Tim Fitzhigham repeated the bet with the same technology that would have been at Queensberry’s disposal. Fitzhigham narrated the fascinating tale of his attempt with the enthusiasm of a child on Christmas morning. He was a captivating raconteur, and, by the finale, everybody in the audience was rooting for a positive outcome for this utterly pointless challenge. God bless FitzHigham – the Fringe would be noticeably blander without his ridiculous capers.

Pleasance Courtyard, 1-27 Aug (not 15), 7.30pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Joseph Fleming]


GET MORE TW


SIGN UP TO THREEWEEKS FOR FREE | READ OUR COVERAGE OF CULTURE IN LONDON

OR READ MORE ABOUT: |

  • Luke Wright: The stay-at-Fringe dandy
  • Sofie Hagen: Bubblewrapped
  • Idil Sukan: Awarding the comedy creatives
  • Michael Legge: Telling it like it is
  • Adam Riches: Rich pickings in Coach Coach’s Fringe team
  • Ali McGregor: All That Jazzamatazz
  • ThreeWeeks Editors’ Awards presented for 2015
  •