Scott Gibson: Life After Death

This is Scott Gibson’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut, and he is fantastic. In his show, Life After Death, Gibson displays a huge deal of promise and talent. You might be tempted afterward to call him the Scottish Louis – his style and humor (and, it must be said, his goatee) are very similar to that of the American comic Louis CK, and in some ways, even better. In this show, Gibson manages to string together a fantastic hour of standup and storytelling. You’ll be left howling throughout his set.

He can deliver a strong emotional message, and also manage to fit in loads of crude wit

Gibson tells the story of how a dramatic series of events changed his life forever. He manages to perform the feat that only the best standup comics can: he manages to wrench pure hilarity out of what must have been incredibly painful times in his life. What happens in his story is not pretty, but his storytelling is absolutely gorgeous. Gibson showed great command of the stage, switching between storytelling and impressions and back again. This is hugely worthwhile viewing from a promising new star. Gibson, during his show, manages to combine so much: moments that are incredibly moving, and others that are utterly foul. This guy has no shortage of talent. His story is not only heartwarming, but gut-bustingly funny too.

This show is a success because in it Gibson manages all the elements of his delivery very well. That is to say, he is both a great storyteller and a great comedian. He can tell both clean jokes and dirty jokes. He can deliver a strong emotional message, and also manage to fit in loads of crude wit. His show is well worth seeing, and he will certainly be a success at future Fringes.

If you’re looking for a show that will not disappoint, look no further than Life After Death.

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Debut Fringe show from Scotland's hottest new comedian Scott Gibson. Life After Death is a story of fear, love, life and Blackpool. The story of how it all began. Gibson mixes a conversational style with a unique brand of dark humour. Confidently leading his audience down a path few dare to tread. Expect heart-warming true tales from the big Glaswegian. Find out why Frankie Boyle describes him as 'a gifted storyteller'. 'Life After Death is a hilarious, thoughtful and uplifting show, delivered with the boldness and filth that Gibson does so well' (The Comedy Unit).