One of our contributors, Velveteer Helen, recently spent a few days at the Edinburgh Fringe checking out the comedic talent on offer. So far she’s told us about seeing Colin Hoult three times in three different shows (yes three!). By way of follow-up, here are a few words from Helen about Paul Foot’s appearance at the festival:
This was the first time I had seen Paul Foot live and I wasn’t disappointed.
The show started with Paul giving us an itinerary of what was going to happen for the rest of the show. He read out one of his ‘disturbances’, which are small descriptions of something that may have or could happen, then launched into his first rant – about hotel toast!
The rest of the show consisted of more disturbances, more rants and some unusual insults.
It’s difficult to describe the show as it’s not easy to separate all the pieces, the best thing would be to go and see for yourself. If you like seemingly shambolic comedy, which is obviously well thought-out, then it’s for you.
If you don’t want a comedian with a mullet ranting in your face; don’t sit in the front row!
You can catch Paul Foot: Words at Underbelly, Cowgate – Belly Dancer at 7.30pm.