Jonny & the Baptists @ Summerhall, 10 Aug

Jonny and the Baptists is a fun-filled riotous hour of musical comedy from the renowned duo, featuring many hilariously on-point jokes at the expense of the Tories.

Review by Alice Lannon | 24 Aug 2015
  • Jonny and the Baptists

There's a lot of just-plain-silly comedy, such as the song We Drew Willies on Things, adding up to a fun and absorbing show.

Jonny promises his 10-year-old niece that he will stop climate change from happening and follows his ridiculous mission from there, all the while infusing the tale with song and jokes. The only potential problem is that the show doesn’t really tackle the issue of climate change or present it as very serious, but it is so funny that you won’t really care in the moment.

The pair’s enthusiasm, energy and love of life are infectious; you’ll be sure to leave with a smile on your face. A high point is Jonny impersonating a Tory MP while wrapped in a massive black cloak, 'from our time spent in Slytherin.' This talented and hilarious pair look like they are set so go far so keep your eyes peeled. Overall the whole show feels like eating a large bowl of ice cream: a joyful, silly and very funny treat. It’s a lovely way to wrap up the day.


Jonny and the Baptists: The End is Nigh, Summerhall, 'til 30 Aug (not 25), 19:50pm, (£12/£10) 

http://www.edfringe.com