Comedy review: Diane Spencer – Hurricane Diane

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Scotsman review: Diane Spencer – Hurricane Diane is at Gilded Balloon Teviot (Venue 14), reviewed by Jay Richardson

A self-confessed disaster area, with a clumsy streak and perpetually fiery nature, born from the self-fulfilling prophecy that, as a redhead, she must have a temper, Diane Spencer relates how she struggles to maintain a relationship and will ultimately kill her mother.

Spencer is one of the most explicit and gynaecological comics on the circuit, breezily stating her feminist appetite for rough sex.

The centrepiece of her hour focuses on a bout of cystitis she contracted and messily failed to get treated, testing the devotion of her boyfriend.

Her youthful indiscretions ultimately return to haunt her, towards the end of another solid but less consistent hour than she’s delivered at recent festivals.

Until 25 August. Today 5:45pm

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Originally published in The Scotsman

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