Ed Petrie – Original Review

Note: This review is from 2005

Review by Steve Bennett

Ed Petrie brings a schoolboyish charm - and sense of humour - to an enjoyable, broadly observational set.

His drama-school training gives him a relaxed manner on stage ­ perhaps too relaxed sometimes - and his writing is solid. And while he can't always avoid cliched topics, at least he tries to avoid chiched punchlines.

Most of the set's not quite strong enough to really distinguish himself, but stupid over-exaggerations, and a frank routine about marrying ­ and divorcing ­ young hit the spot.

The memorable gimmick that sets him apart, though, is his cartoons. Taking to the stage with a giant flip-chart, he illustrates his more juvenile moments with some aptly immature Viz-style sketches. And for all their lack of sophistication, they are damn funny.

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Published: 1 Nov 2005


Past Shows

Edinburgh Fringe 2003

Three Men And A Giant


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