The Edinburgh Fringe 3-Nighter – Paul Savage Finds Every Joke in the Bible

Paul SavageTime for our final Stand-up comic of this mega-weekend, Paul Savage, who apparently, Finds Every Joke in the Bible. It’s described thus: “Savage’s dad (a Baptist preacher) claims there’s only one joke in the Bible. It’s not a good one. The award-winning comedian finds the others. Features wizard battles, talking donkeys, invincible warrior monks and their throwaway one liners. Also contains enough incest, genocide and gangrape to keep any Game Of Thrones fans happy. 100% biblically accurate.” It’s a funny idea, and Mr Savage is new to me so I don’t know if it’s going to blasphemous in the extreme or mildly ironic – I’m looking forward to finding out! Due to start at 16:20 at the Dragonfly, so I hope I’ll let you know how it went about an hour later. Preview for the next show will be available about the same time.

Funny show, jam-packed with material, offering a sideways look at well known Bible stories and characters. I obviously had my “help the comedian” face on, as I ended up in stage reciting poetry to Mrs C in the style of the Song of Solomon, not a sentence I ever thought I’d write. Fun, fast delivery, and I really enjoyed the personification of God as an East End gangster. Recommended!

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