The Edinburgh Fringe One-Weeker 2016 – Alistair McGowan: 12th Impressions, 24th August 2016

Alistair McGowanOK, so sometimes we book for things at the Edinburgh Fringe that we probably could see at home, but it’s hard to resist the lure of an hour in the company of Alistair McGowan, with his 12th Impressions show, on at the Debating Hall, Gilded Balloon Teviot, Teviot Row House, at 18:00 on Wednesday 24th. This is what it says on the website: “One of Britain’s most celebrated impressionists (The Big Impression, Live at the Apollo, Tonight at the Palladium) returns to Edinburgh for a twelfth year, with an hour of unfeasibly accurate impersonations. Alistair McGowan will cover some of the biggest names and most recognisable voices in sport, entertainment and politics including Wimbledon champion and new dad Andy Murray, comedian John Bishop and football’s man of the moment Harry Kane, as well as delivering brand-new comedy in his own voice. Warning: May contain puns.”

A McGDo we actually know what Harry Kane sounds like? I’m sure I’ll find out. I think an hour of great comedy is pretty much guaranteed. Check back about 7.15 to see if I was right and by then the preview blog for our next show should be available to read too.

Post-show update:

Well that gave a new meaning to the phrase “packed house”. Wedged into the most minuscule seats fighting for air – no wonder a poor lady in our row had to leave due to a panic attack. Anyway – Alistair McGowan does what he does best – fantastic impressions woven into a very funny sequence. I thought he unnecessarily antagonised some parts of the audience by describing our average age as 72 – there were some gasps of offence! Very entertaining and enjoyable comedy fare.

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