Do you ever find yourself wishing that you were more attractive, better at sex, funnier, richer? Basically, do you ever wish that you were more awesome? If so, then this might be the show for you. In How to Be Awesome at Everything, Ben Winterton, Ryan McCann, and Tom Dransfield aim to show us just that; how all of us, through simple steps, can become more awesome in all aspects of life.
Comprised of a set of stand-up pieces, a couple of sketches and even a song, this hour-long show presents the audience with something suitable for everyone. The opening piece explores how to be awesome at social dominance, a topic humourously covered by the three young comedians. Then each of them takes to the stage, covering what they describe as their separate areas of expertise; how to be awesome with your body, how to be awesome at thinking, and how to be awesome at reinventing yourself. Not surprisingly, when the show ends, they claim to have covered pretty much everything, a statement perhaps just a little bit ambitious, but we’ll let that one slide for the time being.
This is an all-round entertaining show, filled with niceness, warmth and humour. Although some of the jokes might not work as well as others and the performance at times seems just a tad unpolished, the audience cannot help but be entertained as the three young comedians revel in each other’s company. What they lack in experience they make up in talent, a fact that should earn them the compliment of your time.
How to Be Awesome at Everything is part of Edinburgh’s Free Fringe Festival, so if you’re one of those always on the lookout for good and, most importantly, free shows to see, this might just be what you’re looking for. Despite the show’s beauty flaws, Ben Winterton, Ryan McCann, and Tom Dransfield do to a large extent succeed in what they set out to do: make the audience feel just a little bit more awesome.