Saturday, June 15

Tag: Monkey Barrel Comedy

An Evening with Christopher Bliss – Monkey Barrel Comedy
Scotland

An Evening with Christopher Bliss – Monkey Barrel Comedy

Fringe veteran and Shropshire born novelist, Christopher Bliss (Rob Carter’s alter-ego) this year welcomes the audience for a Q&A hour with a chance to ask questions about their own novels- being offered paper slips to write down their pitches as we enter the show. Having seen Christopher’s work previously and encountered the different ways he has framed his work I was familiar and excited for his short (literally never more than two sides of A6) stories which are wonderfully silly, joyfully obscure and a true masterclass in British absurdist comedy. Christopher, blue anorak freshy washed ready for another fringe, banters with the audience with ease. Carter is a gifted character comedian who knows his creation inside out. Compared to other offerings from previous years I ...
Rachel Fairburn: Can I be Awful? – Monkey Barrel Comedy
Scotland

Rachel Fairburn: Can I be Awful? – Monkey Barrel Comedy

Can I be awful? is hilarious. This is quick, sharp, biting comedy at its finest. Rachel Fairburn has artfully crafted an absolute laugh- riot of a show. I can honestly say I don’t remember laughing this much at a comedy show, period. She skilfully leads us through a well-timed, laugh a minute, adventure that pokes fun where it belongs.  The show has a strong theme of class disparity and attitudes and stereotypes towards working class people. Rachel Fairburn has a savagely funny sense of humour and healthy dose of dark, crude, and near the mark banter. The show was presented in conversational and chatty manner that put the audience at ease. This is a comfortable and confident comedian who knows how to build a story in layers. There were some hilarious impressions of trust -fund...
Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Home Truths – Monkey Barrel Comedy
Scotland

Kiri Pritchard-McLean: Home Truths – Monkey Barrel Comedy

This is a funny, relatable, current and well crafted show. Kiri Pritchard- McLean is a master of blending self-deprecating humour, near the mark jokes and honesty to take the audience on a side splitting journey. Right out of the gate she bounced off the energy from the audience with quick wit and funny comments.  Aside from the adept and confident comedy this Welsh comedian gave us an education. This show felt like a breath of fresh air with some genuinely thought provoking moments. She wasn’t afraid to stand up for what she believes in and talk about hard - hitting and uncomfortable topics, highlighting the fact that the venue had only employed white acts for the festival and   bringing white privilege and anti-racism to the forefront of people’s minds where it needs t...