Dave Nelder and Vague Acquaintances – Free: Fringe Review









The newly ex-civil servant provides an hour of comedy that is shared between him and a selection of his various “acquaintances”: not friends, as he claims he doesn’t have any. Clearly new to comedy, he delivers his jokes on a variety of topics with an uncertainty that betrays an obvious testing of the water. His puns vary from the average to the offensive and his extended commentary on breakfast cereal seems more of a rant than a joke; that said, the audience cannot help but warm to him. His guests range from the not-so-good to ones with definite potential, but this is the beauty of the Free Fringe: it allows you to explore new material without irritating paying customers.

Laughing Horse at The Three Sisters, 7 – 18 Aug (not 12, 13), 7.30pm (8.30pm), free, fpp64.

tw rating 2/5

Taken from Three Weeks, published online Tue Aug 16th 2011.