Tucked away in the bowels of the Underbelly in an unfairly small room is the rarest of finds: an actual Fringe comedian. What do I mean by that? Well, this is Donnellys debut Edinburgh show that is, unassumingly, about him and the way he is. Coming out looking a little like Napoleon Dynamite, he takes the microphone and delivers a slick and confident hour of comedy that will have you laughing long after youve left the show. No gimmicks, no media hype, just one man and his microphone.The material itself is very strong anecdotal comedy that segues professionally without seeming clumsy or prepared. Donnelly can do this because he is completely at ease with the audience. This isnt a monologue but a conversation in which he can hold court whilst debating bizarre topics with complete strangers. His ability to drop in and out of his material allows him to deliver an electric performance that reveals him to be a natural and gifted comedian.I thoroughly enjoyed my hour in the strange world of Carl Donnelly. And I have no doubt that in the Festivals to come he will be as much a Fringe headliner as Lucy Porter, Andrew Maxwell or Jason Byrne.