Ellie Taylor’s bold and vibrant style of stand up comedy makes her a pleasure to watch. She has a great ability to connect with her audience, made stronger by the intimate space; Taylor welcomes her audience in and settles them down for a corker of a set.
Her material is a down to earth tale of her recent successes and failures. She covers everything from her family holiday to Norfolk to her lady-arden’s resemblance to Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster. She has a sharpness about her that underlies the routine, cutting back to prior jokes and responding to her audience swiftly and seamlessly. This makes her set snappy, relatable and downright funny.
I did feel like I had heard some of the gags from other comedians; her gag about thick yellow urine being left unflushed in the toilet of a night time, for instance, has very familiar. However Taylor’s approach and delivery takes a new, warm and charming angle that has the audience hanging on every word. The free fringe can be a gamble to say the least. Place your bets on Ellie Taylor and you won’t lose out.