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Stephen Grant: Taken For Granted
Stephen Grant returns to Edinburgh for his fourth full length show and this time he’s on a mission. Having established himself at the forefront of pedantic comedy, he’s decided to take his obsession with accuracy and truth to the world of common knowledge. With so much of our daily information being garnered from unsubstantiated sources such as websites with hidden agendas and broadcast media hell-bent trying to shock first, inform second; its about time people dispelled their wealth of ignorance.
Milestones will be reached as we find out just how long is a piece of string is, and exactly what temperature a brass monkey will lose its balls. Additionally Stephen plans to debunk old wives tales, rip apart song lyrics, unravel laws, prove sayings wrong and unlearn woeful science! This is the show for anyone who felt stupid rubbing a dead battery back to life but did it anyway!
Will someone please catch on and make this man famous?
Stephen Grant, after ten years at the comedy coalface, maintains the the demeanour of a super bright sixth former. He has bundles of energy, wonderfully controlled.
The show starts with a live computer screen where the audience receive the kind instructions you'd normally expect from a compere. This focuses the room and creats an alert and attentive audience.
Grant is posing the questions and making the on screen commentary and it's interesting that his personality shines through the plain type. (Makes you think he'd be fine if, God forbid, he ever ended up with a blink operated communication screen.)
There's no fat or padding in Grant's comedy. He's famously pedantic, relentlessly logical and with the kind of comedy vision that can see round corners.
He covers the gamut of subjects from prejudice, abuse and confrontation to personal frustrations, from Asda's lack of sun-dried tomatoes to missing a top job, his possible inventions, including a wonderful breathalyser phone so you don't drink and dial, which could probably get public funding if enough people see this show and then there's his caustic apprasial of the media and its creation of urban myths.
He is so conscientious, you're never more than 15 seconds from a really good laugh, even when he's addressing the big ideas - guilt, karma and platonic notions of goodness. This is wide ranging, personal and exhilarating comedy of the kind you never see in a club.
He's practically a Renaissance man of comedy - don't miss it.
Reviewed by: Julian Chambers
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