Hans Teeuwen: Smooth And Painful

Hans Teeuwen: Smooth And Painful

Bound & Gagged Comedy By Arrangement With Debi Allen Associates

Teeuwen’s surrealist approach to stand up will leave some in fits of hysterics and others bemused in what has to be one of the strangest comedy shows at the Fringe. With an emphasis on physical comedy, he combines exaggerated facial expressions with obscure and often unintelligible character voices to create a fantastically absurd set. His use of song works to great comedic effect, aptly fitting his style and providing some of the highlights of the show. However, in places it feels like Teeuwen is essentially pulling faces and saying words in an abstruse manner to get laughs, while there are also moments when the shock factor is just too high.

Pleasance Courtyard, 4 – 29 Aug (not 11, 18, 25), 10.30pm, £8.00 – £15.00, fpp 69

tw rating: 3/5

published: Aug-2010

[Alistair  Quaile]

Taken from Three Weeks

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