Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy review: Jonny Awsum: Everything is Awsum, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Claire Smith.
One-man party Jonny Awsum is apparently the go-to fellow whenever advertising agencies are looking for a big, lanky chap with a slightly surprised looking funny face.
The guitar-playing comic rabble rouser is also a popular TV warm-up man – who has no trouble winning over a boozed-up, late-night crowd.
He’s a likeable chap – who manages to persuade members of the audience in a boiling hot room at the Gilded Balloon to join him on stage for a harmonica solo, a dance routine and, for a portion of the front row, to become his brass section.
Jonny bashes away on his guitar – encouraging us all to whoop, holler, wave our arms and yell that everything is going to be “Awsum”.
Some of the gags are a bit cheesy but it is great fun with lots of big, silly laughs when members of the crowd get pulled into acting as part of an Awsum double act.
The sharper eyed members of the audience got an extra laugh from the fact that one of the volunteers Mr Awsum dragged on stage to join his band was Scottish Britain’s Got Talent winner Jai McDowell.
Gilded Balloon (Venue 14) until 30 August / listings
Published in The Scotsman on 10 August 2015
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