Matt Kirshen: Wide-Eyed - One4Review
On the traditional Fringe Black Tuesday I along with a reasonable number of others considering the day attended the latestEdinburghshow of this engaging comic, and without fail had the time of our lives.
Now it is by far and away not the first time I have seen him perform, yet I think he is as fresh and funny today as he was then.
The essence of this show was on embarrassment, and being able to own it, mixed together with equal parts of politics as well, and as always Kirshen can be relied on to deliver a well honed enjoyable and funny hour.
He has the ability to gather he audience into his world, take them along one route, then returning to a previous scenario seamlessly achieved by the quality of his writing and the enthusiastic delivery style. He has story after story to illustrate his theme and finest examples for me where about his job some years ago in John Lewis, a nostalgic look at air travel and a BNP supporter at a gig he did in ‘the sticks.’
This was a thoroughly well rounded performance from a very funny and likeable comedian.
Reviewed by Geoff
Underbelly Belly Button V 61
4 to 28 August
20:35 to 21:35
Fringe Brochure P 116