Sarah Lee: Half a Man 3.5*** - One4Review
one4review | On 18, Aug 2019
Sarah Lee is all smiles for this short but well formed show, which is built on autobiographical anecdotes and complimentary observational material. Not all of the audience seemed particularly engaged but a good number were giggling away. A small number were overly-willing to be contributory and chatty, but Ms Lee accepted that with easy good-humour and managed both to make it support the material of the show, and pull something funny from it.
The show is thirty minutes – a rare species at the Fringe – but it is all quality content, with a compelling rhythm and pace and no fluffy filler, so arguably at least as good value as some hour-long shows. Ms Lee’s topics are both miscellaneous and quotidian, but she brings a delightfully fresh and un-cynical eye to them, resulting in a pleasing and entertaining show.
The room is tiny, but does indeed have the best air-conditioning in Edinburgh, and an excellent comedian.
Reviewed by Laura
Laughing Horse @ City Cafe
15:20 (until 25th)