Fringe shows you need to see: Craig Campbell’s ‘Easy Tiger’
Credit: Craig Cambell

Shaggy haired comedian Craig Campbell stomps back onto the stage with observations from both sides of the Atlantic.

What is it?

Over the years Campbell has appeared on Russell Howard’s Good News and Michael Mcintyre’s Comedy Roadshow, and supported Frankie Boyle, treating us to his larger than life persona.

In ‘Easy Tiger’ Campbell puzzles over the intricacies and oddities of life in the UK as a Canadian, dissecting the standoffish British psyche and regaling tales of passive aggressive hospitality.

Why should I see it?

Campbell makes the most of his intimate venue, interacting with his guests as they file into The Stand. Turn up to the venue 15 minutes early and you can enjoy some free comedy as a relaxed Craig jokes with his audience.

However, once it turns 10pm the laid-back Campbell is substituted for the animated, twitchy Canadian we know best.

Campbell often relies on typical stereotypes of the Scottish and English, but he takes them further a notch, pinpointing traits that we didn’t even know we had.

Throughout the show Campbell gets sidetracked interacting with the crowd, but his ability to joke with them and not make it at their expense is one of the best features of his show.

Stand-out moment?

His rant about coffee shops closing at 6pm in the UK had everyone in stitches.

How can I see it?

Craig Campbell’s ‘Easy Tiger’ is at The Stand Comedy Club (Venue 5), from 5 August at 10pm. Tickets available from edfringe.com.

Anything else?

In 2008 Campbell toured Kazakhstan with Brit comedian Nick Wilty, performing shows in Almaty, Aktau and Atyrau. Not many can claim to have done the Kazakh circuit.

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