Robert White @ Gilded Balloon Teviot

Article by Bernard O'Leary | 11 Aug 2010

White takes hyperactive comedy to new heights. Occasionally he becomes so agitated that the audience doesn't know whether to laugh or call him an ambulance. It's perhaps a little too manic at times, but thankfully he calms down when he begins the musical part of the act. After whipping out his organ (White's not afraid of being Graham Norton-esque in his double entendres) he proves himself to be quite a talented musician with a
knack for improvised lyrics.

The two elements of the act come together in the final section, when he drags two reluctant straight guys up on stage to sing along to show tunes and dance the world's most homoerotic hokey-cokey. White attempts to molest one of his volunteers during the song and you're not sure if he wants a laugh or a snog. He gets both.

It's a slightly uneven show, but when it's good, it borders on brilliant. This was the first show of White's Fringe debut; it will be interesting to see how he develops.

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