Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy review: Nick Hall: Dodekahedron, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kate Copstick.
Nick Hall is barely onstage in this entertaining hour. We are taken through proceedings by one Edison Coolridge, character actor and head of the third best acting school in Wisconsin. We meet investigative journo Ken Cavanagh, obsessed with scams. And he sees them everywhere (although the one about bar prices is not in his imagination).
We meet Jasper Goldblum – Tech Guru – and Tony Dench who writes books. Then there is Phillipe who works in Halfords (although if they see what he does to their bikes, not for long). There is a deconstructed political speech which is smart – but best of all there is Andy Serkis. This little sketch is Funny with a capital F. And clever. You just don’t see it coming.
Hall is a friendly sort, with great audience contact. He just needs to watch that all of his characters – who are similarly bombastic – don’t end up with the same facial tics and body language. I expect Edison has mentioned that already.
Underbelly George Square (Venue 300) until 31 August / listings
Published in The Scotsman on 19 August 2015
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