Theatre review: Charlie and the Philosorappers
Theatre review: Charlie and the Philosorappers

Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: Charlie and the Philosorappers, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Paul Whitelaw ★ Charlie Dupré is an actor who studied philosophy. Charlie Dupré is an actor who likes rap. Ergo, Charlie Dupré, who isn’t a comedian, has decided to perform a comedy show combining philosophy and rap. Tragically blind to this fallacy, …

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: Charlie and the Philosorappers, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Paul Whitelaw

Charlie Dupré is an actor who studied philosophy. Charlie Dupré is an actor who likes rap. Ergo, Charlie Dupré, who isn’t a comedian, has decided to perform a comedy show combining philosophy and rap.

Tragically blind to this fallacy, Dupré has devised a performance – it feels more like an audition – in which he delivers raps. “skits” and ukulele-accompanied songs based on the musings of Descartes, Confucius, Nietzsche et al. It’s clever in the that regurgitating text verbatim is clever. This isn’t comedy, it’s desperately showing off.

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Published in The Scotsman on 14 August 2015

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