Tuesday, June 25

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The Magic of Terry Pratchett – Gilded Balloon Teviot
Scotland

The Magic of Terry Pratchett – Gilded Balloon Teviot

The show unfolded with a mix of anecdotes, on-screen jokes, and AI-created images, painting a picture of Pratchett's life that left me intrigued. From his school days to his status as the most shoplifted author in Britain, the show offered a glimpse into his world. The AI-generated images and sound effects added a unique touch, immersing us in Discworld's eccentricity. The heart of the show was his own voice and insights. His words, accompanied by shown illustrations, brought depth to the experience, evoking both laughter and reflection. While I might not be well-versed in Pratchett's novels, the comedy show piqued my curiosity. It struck a balance between humour and emotion, presenting an enjoyable evening that left me with a newfound appreciation for his work. If you're a fan ...
Nathan D’Arcy Roberts – Gilded Balloon Teviot 
Scotland

Nathan D’Arcy Roberts – Gilded Balloon Teviot 

Nathan D'Arcy Roberts' show was an enjoyable experience that had me laughing throughout. With a casual approach, Roberts shared relatable stories that resonated with the audience. His mixed-race background provided an interesting lens through which he explored the topic of racism. Roberts had a talent for finding humour in everyday situations, his storytelling had a natural and easygoing quality that made it easy to connect with. He smoothly transitioned from light-hearted subjects to more personal moments, discussing family dynamics and his father's challenges with drugs. A standout moment of the show was Roberts' retelling of his trip to California, which had the audience laughing. His take on a fictional Honest advert brought a fun and imaginative element to the performance, ...
Gabby Killick – Gilded Balloon Teviot
Scotland

Gabby Killick – Gilded Balloon Teviot

In the midst of pink hues and a half full room, Gabby Killick's stand-up comedy show offers an approach to humour that certainly sparks conversation. With an emphasis on audience interaction, Killick goes into her dating life, sharing stories of drunk texting exes and the perils of mixing love and intoxication.  She doesn't shy away from taboo topics, bravely venturing into subjects like abortion and school shootings, where her willingness to tackle tough subjects is undeniable, however, there are moments where the execution feels insensitive. Her exploration of serious matters like sexual harassment and paedophiles, while brave, could benefit from a more empathetic approach. Killick's comedic one-liners, occasionally miss the mark, leaving the audience waiting for the punchline.&...