If you’re in the mood for some bawdy, laddish comedy then this is the show for you.

It’s not particularly high brow comedy, and not accessible by all.

The host, Rick Molland, kicked off proceedings with some crowd work. This went for a solid twenty five minutes; by the time he’d finished he’d surveyed the permanent residence and means of employment of over 75% of the audience. It was beginning to appear that he might have been conducting some sort of census. Naturally this grew a little tiring, though he did generate a few laughs as he landed on occupations that he could make comedic comment on.

Paul Savage headed up the line-up with a series of punchy one-liners, deliberating on the nature of women. Next up we had a taste of New Hampshire comedy from comedian Robin. Next Daniel reflected on the advantages for men who know how to dance, and gave us a rundown on which sorts of dance moves will get you laid, and which ones will certainly not. He also walked us through some of the perils of homonyms in the Spanish language; and just what can happen to you when you mix up specific words in Spanish. Our final act hailed from Glasgow and I must admit this Australian struggled a little to follow the thick Glaswegian accent. We were led through a reflection on the relationship between karma and paying council taxes, and why two guys kissing never seems to intrigue women in the same way that two girls kissing does for men.

With a rotating selection of Molland’s favourite comedians from across the Fringe, this provides a short taster in the Drop Kick Murphy’s pub for those who aren’t yet ready to commit to a full hour of comedy with a single comedian. This Free Fringe show is well attended so get there early if you want a seat where you can see what’s going on. It’s not particularly high brow comedy, and not accessible by all, but if it sounds like your cup of tea then get along. 

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Resident host and festival regular Rick Molland introduces a selection of his favourite comedians from all over this year’s Festival. Come along to see three top comedians every night. Guaranteed, something for everyone. @MrPunchComedy. Ages 18+. Contains adult content and strong language.

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