Confessions of a Paralysed Porn Star

Sarah-Louise Young's show, Confessions of a Paralysed Porn Star, was conceived the day she Googled herself and discovered she shared her name with an “adult” actress. Unsurprisingly then, the hook of the show features sex, fetishism and many references to Ann Summers (including product placement!) But Young's fresh-faced and innocent approach removes any notion that this is smutty - it's like Cilla Black hosting an instructional video on wearing a condom.

Stringing the stand-up material together, there are a collection of satirical songs which Young's bloody good voice makes it easy on the ear. Bitingly funny lyrics and a melody you can hum outside the theatre is a rare treat. This is intelligent comedy, making many references to the Edinburgh experience which clearly resonates appreciably with tonight's audience.

The charm of the C Central Cabaret Bar is the perfect venue for her show. Like Young, it's full of interesting alcoves, and the bar remains open throughout.

Reviews by Pete Shaw

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The Blurb

C Central. 4th – 28th Aug. 20:40 (55 minutes)