John Robertson – Blood & Charm: Disturbing Stories For Disturbing Bedtimes: Fringe Review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With a very unique approach to comedy, John Robertson delivers shocking stories from his past in a fast paced style that is well articulated and, at moments, somewhat intelligent. However, with its strong emphasis on bondage and a number of unpleasant topics – including that of punching a kid in the face and the fun you can have with razor blades – it remains a style of comedy that only caters for a niche audience. For those who are fond of comedy that is meant to leave you questioning its political correctness, Robertson offers a satisfactory, if somewhat austere platform for this style; however, for the average festival goer it is most likely a show that is not worth fighting for a ticket over.

Assembly Hall, 4 – 29 Aug, 10.30 (11.30), £8.00 – £9.00, fpp101.

tw rating 2/5

Taken from Three Weeks, published online Sun Aug 14th 2011.

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