Ben Elton - The Musical
The Black Sheep
Breakfast Bedlam, Live!
Cambridge Medics Revue
DJ Danny - Music Therapy
Dutch Elm Conservatoire in Prison
Ed Byrne - Standing Up and Falling Down
Gary Le Strange - Beef Scarecrow
Janey Godley & Ashley Storrie
Jim Henson's Puppet Improv - Adults Only
Michael Piper - Best Newcomer
My Brother and I Are Porn Stars
Penny Spubb's Prawn Free
Simon Munnery's AGM
This Is So Not About The Simpsons
We Are Klang
Assembly Wildman Room
David O'Doherty is a genial Irishman with some mildly amusing musical interludes and a great line in stand-up. Like most great comics he makes the whole show seem like one long ad-lib but this well structured and intelligently written show prove the lie to that. His simple musical asides prove to be entertainingly diverting punctuation to the rather gentle delivery of the comic gems and are welcome additions. His subject matter is a total enigma in a Fringe dominated by political satire and Iraq gags. Instead he chooses to muse on the lighter side of life such as the merits of crime prevention penguins and how his life mirrors that of Tiger Woods.
Smiles cross the faces of the audience as soon as he launches into another Casio keyboard based ditty, knowing that we will be treated to another piece of deliciously obscure musical whimsy. This show really has the right measure of everything and with the charm and deadpan delivery of D'Oherty this has to be one of the Fringe guaranteed good nights out.
Rave for Dave.