Felix Dexter - Multiple Personalities in Order

Old-school stand-up Felix Dexter presents himself and three characters for our comedy tonight. Chatting to us initially in his own persona, he handles latecomers nicely with humour and relaxes the room before launching into the first 'visitor' – transforming himself with the simple prop of a colourful hat into a Nigerian cook who is here to teach the men in the audience how to be as excellent and fashionable as he is. This involves a lot of banter and flirting with the women in the audience, as he offers the men-folk some useful seduction techniques.Back into Felix again, we get some funny material on a recent gig he performed for lifers in a maximum security prison down south. Then jumping quickly into a wide-boy Harlseden entrepreneur with the aid of a puffa jacket, this one was not quite as successful with an over-reliance on 'innit blood, innit rasta?' dialogue.Skipping out of that, and Felix is once again back with us with some clever material about him being picked on by Edinburgh cabbies for being English, instead of his usual problem of being picked on by English cabbies for being black.His final character Aubrey – a black, Barbour-jacketed Cotswold architect is by far the most polished creation, giving us his amusing ramblings on being a person “of darkened hue” in a predominantly white environment. This was the funniest of the three creations, perhaps because it was so far away from the other two more stereotypical characters, and so relyied more heavily on Felix's obvious thespian skills to carry it off.Overall, a good solid hour of chuckles, and as we exited I heard several punters congratulate their partners on the choice of show. You may wish to avoid the front couple of rows, as there's a wee bit of audience participation / humiliation – especially if you're foolish enough to wear bright clothes to a comedy gig, or to chat back to the comic on stage.

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The Blurb

Star of BBC2's 'Bellamy's People' and BBC Radio 4's 'Down the Line' Felix Dexter returns to Edinburgh with his new stand-up and character show. 'The star of the show' (Guardian). 'Very impressive' (Sunday Times). Book early!

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