Lauren Pattison @ Pleasance Courtyard

An outstanding and accomplished debut hour from 23-year-old Lauren Pattison

Review by Polly Glynn | 08 Aug 2017
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Lady Muck is a journey of a break-up and the infinite quest to feel comfortable in your own skin.

Lauren Pattison is effortlessly likeable and relatable, blending millennial chat with more worldly issues like mental health, loneliness and hungover supermarket woes. It's confessional but never preachy, even when talking about topics like sexism in the comedy industry and self-worth. One thing's for sure: Pattison, the BBC New Comedy Award Finalist, need not worry about competing with boys on the circuit.

She's a solid joke writer and knows exactly how to keep the audience hanging on her every word – a story about her deaf nephew is a brilliant example of this. Her delivery is pitch-perfect too, full of northern charm (and northern outrage), but most importantly it all feels very real. There are no status games being played here. What you see is very much what you get. And in this case, it's a promising – make that incredible – young comic finding her feet in the comedy world.

Lauren Pattison: Lady Muck, Pleasance Courtyard (The Attic), 2-28 Aug (not 14), 5.45pm, £7-10