Comedy review: Gavin Webster
Edinburgh Fringe Scotsman review: Gavin Webster: Don’t give any money to comic relief and other opinions
at The Stand Comedy Club II (Venue 5b), reviewed by Kate Copstick.
Gavin Webster is, he tells us, a big fan of opinions. He is packing a fair few himself. Whether you agree with them or not this is a good solid hour of good-natured, punchy stuff.
Many comics lure you in with a title and let you down with the show. Not Webster. Comic Relief and Live Aid take a glorious and well-deserved bashing. Non-taxpaying Bono, Richard-Rich Curtis and Bob The Billionaire Geldof are all skewered for our entertainment and it is done with both passion and jokes.
Alongside that there are lovely little mini rants: against young people, bitter people, ignorance and whisky. I shall – while disagreeing vehemently with Webster’s description of our national drink – always laugh when I think of it.
He is pretty risky on the subject of Bill Hicks and quite brilliant when he returns to the subject of celebrity fundraising.
I don’t think I just enjoyed the show because I agreed with everything Gavin says, but all the nodding I was doing didn’t exactly get in the way of my laughing.
Originally appeared in The Scotsman