Chris Forbes – Tall Needy Mutant 4**** - One4Review
one4review | On 07, Aug 2016
With Edinburgh show titles required in January each year, often a lot have no direct clue to what the hour will be about. The 2016 material is in most cases still in its embryo form at best back them obviously.
Chris Forbes decided to write his entire show based on a few of the single words he asked his friends and acquaintances and family to describe him, so not only is the title relevant, the thought process and the results actually are the show.
Forbes, an actor and comedian, probably best known in Scotland anyway, for his role of PC Charlie McIntosh in the mockumentary Scots Squad, flows through his show with a laid back demeanour gathering laughs along the way. It is like listening to an amiable friend, albeit one with a wicked sense of humour, chatting in a pub.
His set is well written, funny and rounded, his acting skills are showcased together with the undoubted comedic ability and yet where as it could never be described as ground breaking it is show very well worth catching.
Reviewed by Geoff
Gilded Balloon Wee Room
Until 29th (not 15th)