Chris Forbes: Tall Needy Mutant, Review

★★★★
Gilded Balloon, Teviot | Aug 5-29 | 19:00 | £ 10.00 / 9.00
Chris Forbes took a risk. He asked his Facebook friends to describe him in one word. He was looking for that one word that he would use to title his Edinburgh Fringe standup debut. In the end he settled on three. Tall, Needy, Mutant. Through his 60 minute set he explains all the options he had, and the stories behind  the words, never shying away from the details.  
 
If he’s nervous about his solo Fringe debut he doesn't show it. Although mainly known for sketch comedy Chris makes it seem as though he has been doing stand up sets like this all his life. He put the audience, at ease instantly, and has you rooting for him through the whole show with his honest and very Scottish self deprecating humour. 
 
You can see Chris at The Gilded Balloon until the 29th of August at 19:00 for £10 more information is available at edfringe.com