Andrew Lawrence: The Too Ugly For Television Tour 2010

Andrew Lawrence is an angry man with a lot to get off his chest this festival. Looking like a miniaturised (though much moisturised) Robin Cook, he's blessed with the weirdest comedy voice to go with it – ranging from Elmer Fudd on helium, to a frightfully clipped British 1940's Pathé News voice-over artist depending on the requirements of each comic tale.He chats away frantically on stage – often to himself, delivering quick-fire comedy asides that had the audience warming to him nicely. From tales of being stranded at the Melbourne comedy festival by the Icelandic volcano to a great rant on the topic of the best bit of being a comic, his self-deprecating wit is worth catching – if only for the great mileage he can get out of how to pronounce the word 'scone' (a matter of terrible importance to many in Edinburgh's posher suburbs).Serving up a slice of good, solid comedy – not really setting the crowd alight, but no-one could deny that they'd had their money's worth after an engaging hour of chuckles.

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The Blurb

Life's not fair and the world's a disgusting place to live. Andrew Lawrence tries to find some consolation. Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee 2006/7. 'Best UK headline act' Chortle Award nominee 2010.

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