Comedy review: Candy Gigi – Chicken Soup
Comedy review: Candy Gigi – Chicken Soup

Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy review: Candy Gigi – Chicken Soup, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Claire Smith. ★★★ It’s always fun to listen to things people say as they are walking out of a show. Here are three things I heard after Candy Gigi: “I don’t know what the hell that was but I loved it”; …

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy review: Candy Gigi – Chicken Soup, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Claire Smith.

★★★

It’s always fun to listen to things people say as they are walking out of a show. Here are three things I heard after Candy Gigi: “I don’t know what the hell that was but I loved it”; “I don’t think that was all an act”. And my favourite: Punter One: “Why didn’t she carry on for an hour?” Punter Two: “I think it might have killed her.”

In her half-hour show, north London Jewish girl Candy Gigi eats onions, disco dances in a pig mask and false boobs shaking maracas, and simulates sex with a blow-up doll dressed as a Hasidic Jew. She talks about poo and dirty sex and does unspeakable things to a real chicken.

Candy Gigi has an enormous, ridiculously mobile mouth, lovely skin, crazy eyes and is wearing a very nice black dress. She’s the ultimate good Jewish girl gone bad.

Her show is a stupidly high-energy half hour of delicious mentalness. And it is funny. I’m not sure what or
why she is, but I wanted to see more.

Heroes @ The Hive (Venue 313) until 31 August / listings

Published in The Scotsman on 18 August 2015

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