Chris Ramsey: Feeling Lucky
Venue Number 33. Pleasance Courtyard, 60 Pleasance, EH8 9TJ. 1-26 August 19:40 (1 hour). Suitability: 14+.
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Following two consecutive sell-out Edinburgh shows and a sell-out UK tour, Foster’s Award nominee and panel show regular, Chris Ramsey, returns to the Fringe with his new stand-up show. ‘A brilliantly engaging natural storyteller’ (Evening Standard).
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He’s so lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky
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It’s refreshing to hear a rising comedian of Chris Ramsey’s stature realise that he does actually have a pretty good job and his sincerity is often very touching. Not dwelling on his space within the realm of pop-culture for too long, he moves into science, getting a rousing applause for his savvy interpretation of Bill Bryson’s A Short History of Nearly Everything.
That’s about as high-brow as it gets: Ramsey is the people’s comedian and his work centres around a lot of fart humour and cheeky whimsy, which the audienced receive like the first cocktail on a Saturday night.
Comfortable in his surroundings, his audience know exactly who he is. Ramsey is energetic, vibrant and youthful, exhausting the stationary audience as he jumped around ad-libbing. He even accidentally dropped some new material - ‘write that down!’ he shouted in the sound guy’s direction.
His comfort translated to the audience, as he wrist-bumped and got people throwing a large fluffy dice about the place. ‘The show’s always funnier when it’s spontaneous’ he quipped. It would have been nice to see a bit more spontaneity, as his rapport with his audience is magical and his presence addictive. Nevertheless, the show is hardly scripted - be prepared for lots of silliness.
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