The Edinburgh Fringe One-Weeker 2019 – The Man, 25th August 2019

The ManFor our last show of the Fringe this year, we’re sneaking an early afternoon show before heading home; and it’s only because we enjoyed last year’s Camels so much that we’ve decided to stay for this one. It’s Patrick McPherson as The Man, at Underbelly Bristo Square, Jersey, at 13:05 on Sunday the 25th. Here’s the blurb: ” The Man is a sketch comedy and one-man performance piece from the side-splittingly funny Patrick McPherson, returning to Edinburgh after 2018’s five-star, Fringe sell-out Camels. Coming off a run in London’s West End, The Man showcases Patrick’s brilliant characters for an hour of brave and thought-provoking comedy. Supporting The Movember Foundation, the show discusses what it means to be “the Man” in today’s society. Mentioned in Edinburgh Evening News’ Ten Shows That Are Wowing Edinburgh Audiences 2018. ‘Inspiringly and intimidatingly well-written’ (Lucy Moss, writer of SIX, the Musical). ‘A rare treat’ ***** (PlaysToSee.com).

He’s got a lot to live up to with the excellence of last year’s show, but I can’t wait to see how he does. Check back around 2.15pm to see how much we enjoyed it. And that – as they say – is a wrap! If you’ve been following our reckless pursuit of entertainment over the past eight days, thanks very much for your loyalty! If not, I can’t blame you.

And what a way to end our Fringe! Beautifully constructed, challengingly hilarious, gut-grippingly emotional. First rate ability to involve the audience but never cruel or alarming! Mr McPherson is a complete star. Can’t wait to see what he does next!

The Edinburgh Fringe One-Weeker 2018 – Camels, 20th August 2018

CamelsNext up is a punt on some new unknown comedy. It’s Camels at Friesian @ Underbelly, Bristo Square, at 13:00 on Monday 20th. Read the blurb: “Camels is a side-splittingly funny five-star sketch comedy, coming to Edinburgh after four sell-out runs in London. Written and performed by occasional best friends Patrick McPherson and Zac Peel, their show is ‘truly hilarious’ (Everything-Theatre.co.uk) and ‘so funny it feels like a work out… just great comedy’ (Savage). With a unique mix of observation and invention, the duo run you through slick, seamless sketches for a non-stop hour of entertainment. These ‘comedic talents that should be watched for the future’ (SpyInTheStalls.com) present their hysterical brand of witty and wonderful comedy. All you have to do is come.”

I’ve booked this at the last minute on the recommendation of a friend – so I hope they know what they’re talking about! Check back around 2.15pm to see whether we have to unfriend him. By then the next preview blog should be available to read too.

Wow, I’d watch a DVD of that! A fantastic selection of daft sketches performed with great style and immaculate timing by two hilarious young comic actors. These guys are going places! Particularly loved the Judas sketch. Ace!