This is Scott Gibson’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut, and he is fantastic. In his show,
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.