Comedy review: Adrienne Truscott’s A One-Trick Pony!
Comedy review: Adrienne Truscott’s A One-Trick Pony!

Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy review: Adrienne Truscott’s A One-Trick Pony!, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kate Copstick ★★★ WARNING: This show contains Snow Patrol. Quite a lot of Snow Patrol. Apart from which there is irony, storytelling, wrestling, explosions, some great jokes, Andy Kaufman, collective nouns, a new slogan for sexism and, of course, Adrienne’s now …

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Adrienne Truscott

Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy review: Adrienne Truscott’s A One-Trick Pony!, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kate Copstick

★★★

WARNING: This show contains Snow Patrol. Quite a lot of Snow Patrol. Apart from which there is irony, storytelling, wrestling, explosions, some great jokes, Andy Kaufman, collective nouns, a new slogan for sexism and, of course, Adrienne’s now world-famous vagina.

This show is a work in progress but you get the feeling it is progressing towards something great. Adrienne is a wonderful storyteller and a gloriously entertaining presence whether she is throwing pancakes at you, telling you about the trolling she got after the last show, or reliving her days as a performance artist (by day)/stripper (by night).

It is wonderful – and rare – to see someone get (and give) so much joy out of doing stand up.

I am not convinced that the Gilded Balloon Wine Bar is the best place for it, but the show is fun, different, friendly and this human party-popper of a lady is a joy to be with. PS if you think the show’s title is funny, wait till she runs through the alternatives.

Gilded Balloon, until 17 August, 8:15pm

Published in The Scotsman on 15 August 2015

Picture: Allison Michael Orenstein

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