Comedy review: Lucie Pohl: Cry Me a Liver
Comedy review: Lucie Pohl: Cry Me a Liver

Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy review: Lucie Pohl: Cry Me a Liver, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Martin Gray. ★★ Lucie Pohl is a woman of many voices. Not impersonations, but the voices of regular New Yorkers. Regular, imaginary, and sadly clichéd New Yorkers: the hothousing mother; a New Age guru; a coffee shop girl who thinks …

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Lucie Pohl

Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy review: Lucie Pohl: Cry Me a Liver, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Martin Gray.

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Lucie Pohl is a woman of many voices. Not impersonations, but the voices of regular New Yorkers. Regular, imaginary, and sadly clichéd New Yorkers: the hothousing mother; a New Age guru; a coffee shop girl who thinks Beyoncé is poetry; Putin’s sperm (presumably the Russian leader is on a visit). And more. She throws herself into her roles with gusto, and gets points for a well-worked show, but where Cry Me a Liver falls down is that it’s not actually funny. The characters are too familiar, the insights all a bit yesterday.

Gilded Balloon (Venue 14) until 31 August / listings

Published in The Scotsman on 11 August 2015

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