Ew Girl, You Nasty @ Laughing Horse, Golf Tavern

A brazen hour of crazy anecdotes from Katharyn Henson in her Edinburgh Fringe debut

Review by Thomas Hamill | 16 Aug 2019
  • Katharyn Henson/ Ew Girl, You Nasty

As Katharyn Henson starts her hour with an anecdote about eating dog food as a child, we get a pretty quick sense of her wild and self-deprecating style, which somehow manages to build and build from there as the show goes on. She takes great pleasure in all things obscene and if you’re willing to go along with it, there’s plenty of laughs to be had as she pushes the limits of what the audience find tolerable.

Some audience members appear alienated by how full-frontal the set is from the get-go, but it certainly prepares the room for the hour ahead. However, Henson’s audience interaction stalls the momentum somewhat as her audience questioning rarely leads to interesting material, instead receiving awkward reactions from the selected participants.

There’s a lot of fun to be had over the hour, particularly if you prefer your comedy on the darker side. Henson covers a tremendous amount of ground with her vulgarity and free-spiritedness, making it the more enjoyable as she explores literally every nook and cranny, an analogy comparing coke to a board game being a real highlight.

Ew Girl, You NastyLaughing Horse @ Golf Tavern (Upstairs Bar), until 25 Aug (not 20), 7.15pm, Free/PWYW