Comedy singer-songwriter Mitch Benn is somewhat of a Fringe fixture.
Comedy singer-songwriter Mitch Benn is somewhat of a Fringe fixture. Not only does he know how to put on a show, he knows how to put on a show in a basement with minimal lighting, a guitar, and an iPod. Oh, and some maracas.
If you’re a fan of his work on BBC Radio 4’s ‘The Now Show’, there’s plenty more where that came from, interspersed with top-notch stand-up.
In this alarmingly well informed and irreverent gig, Mitch tears into things he’s more than a little wary of, up to and including religion. This is subversive comedy that makes you spray your pint halfway across the room.
The songs are pithy, the jokes are scathing, the analogies are derived from farce.
Without giving too much away: there’s some cool stuff done on an iPod, some very witty ditties, and a rather clever concept explained by way of music and hand-drawn diagrams. Oh, and maracas.
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