Simon Donald's Dirty Great Fringepiece
Show type: Edinburgh Fringe 2011
Him Off The Viz opens wide the beef curtains of his big hairy Fringepiece, revealing a deep wet otter’s pocket of fishy material; outrageous characters interspersed with anecdotes from a life spent writing synonyms for genitals.
Henni - 15/08/2011
I watched the show on 13 August, and judging by your review one might think it was another show. He certainly got his assertiveness back and delivered his lines with aplomb, as well as reacting very well to the crowd. We might chalk this down to a difference of opinion or to Simon Donald's performance on the day, but quite frankly, I think we have a different idea what good comedy is about. It's not just about the genesis and delivery of comedic lines, or even vag jokes. Simon Donald's created characters as well as being original immediately strike a comedic cord and take the audience halfway to the sort of fits of laughter virtually everyone watching the show with me was having. At an overly bloated fringe where it is easy to get lost in a sea of mediocrity and hit-and-miss material, some of which from more established names in stand-up, it was very nice to have my faith restored to stand up- despite my initial misgivings about not being a Viz reader, I came away from the show having the sort of cathartic experience only great comedy delivers. Thanks!
Ali - 15/08/2011
Fringepiece is absolute comedy brilliance. Go and see it, I promise you won't regret it.