Glaswegian Barbie on a bus. Amelia Bayler (Scottish Comedy Awards’ Best Newcomer) takes the BlundaBus for an energetic combination of stand-up and singing. The venue was the perfect spot to see Bayler who turned the old-style bus into a party bus with her high energy performance. The show was not meticulously put together, but it wasn’t trying to be.
Instead, it was a chaotic look into the creative mind and life of Bayler. The moments of scripted comedy, such as her re-enactment of her Skype interview, were funny and relatable, especially to those who have worked in customer service. Whilst spur-of-the-moment conversations with the audience enhanced the enjoyable chaos of the show.
Her unhinged songs, about anything from Tupperware’s to Greggs, were lively and original.
A favourite was her “Indie Sleaze” song which was (as promised) very early-2000’s-LilyAllen-esque. During her last song “What’s the Vibe?” Bayler had the audience sing-along which was a fun finale. The vibe overall was ~super functional and chill~.
A fun show to go to with the girls during fringe season, especially if you grew up in the early 2000s. Although the audience ranged in age and gender, and everyone was made to feel welcome by friendly Bayler.
Running time – 1Hr
19:00 Daily till 12th August, https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/amelia-bayler-i-work-in-customer-service-but-i-m-actually-a-pop-star
Reviewer: Amy Rose Holstead
Reviewed: 3rd August 2023
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