Comedy review: Underwhelmed
Comedy review: Underwhelmed

Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy review: Underwhelmed, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Jay Richardson. ★★ Twanya Mayne is a distinctive new voice on the comedy circuit but she’s got barely 25 minutes of material right now, let alone the billed 40. Contrarian and aridly deadpan, her default hostile attitude is appealing and she shows her potential with …

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy review: Underwhelmed, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Jay Richardson.

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Twanya Mayne is a distinctive new voice on the comedy circuit but she’s got barely 25 minutes of material right now, let alone the billed 40. Contrarian and aridly deadpan, her default hostile attitude is appealing and she shows her potential with a savagely funny letter to the Moroccan tourist board after a disappointing holiday there, her contempt for the racism she experienced dripping with cutting disdain.

This is the high point though in a set she races through with wavering confidence. Her tales of growing up a tomboy in South East London have promise, but as yet, it’s largely unrealised.

Laughing Horse @ The Counting House (Venue 170) until 30 August / listings

Published in The Scotsman on 28 August 2015

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