Friday 17 August 2012 | By Susan Ford
ED2012 Comedy Review: You Are Being Lied To 2012 (David Mulholland / PBH Free Fringe)
After reporting with the most prestigious American newspapers, David Mulholland now brings varied British tabloid facts to his Free Fringe comedy show. Mulholland lays down hard truths about papers and the lies within, spinning humour from headlines wherever possible. Admittedly, the show is not particularly funny, but it is quite interesting even though the themes are familiar; in recent times it seems easy to throw a punch at Rupert Murdoch or phone hacking to get a laugh, but its Mulholland’s experience and passion for the media that forms the highlight. Mulholland shares tips on exposing a good story, and sneaking through traps to annoy big organizations with bad press, making his show an insightful story, rather than a stand up hit.
The Base Night Club, 1-25 Aug (not 15, 26), 6.15pm
tw rating 3/5 | [Susan Ford]