REVIEW: AUSTIN LOW: TALES OF AN URBAN JOKER
AUSTIN LOW: TALES OF AN URBAN JOKER
THE GREEN ROOM, 37 GUTHRIE STREET 1150-1240
When Austin Low decided to do a solo Fringe show last year even he couldn’t have forseen the calamitous events that would befall him, however they have turned into comedy gold for him with his new show ‘Tales of an Urban Joker’
Performing stand-up since he was 15, this spiky ball of energy engages the audience with his enjoyable tales of the misery and mishaps that blight him.
Austin, originally from Aberdeen but now living in Glasgow, clearly enjoys being on the stage and his infectious enthusiasm transmits to the audience, with his tales of splitting up with his girlfriend, moving house and performing routines in front of his parents, all stand-up comedy staples, but Austin’s sheer enthusiasm shines through and brings out several loud laugh out loud moments.
Sometimes his material strays a little to the dark side (joking about rohypnol) but his enthusiasm, enjoyment and cute but mischeivous face lets him getaway with it.
This guy’s gonna be big some day soon ( he’s already writing a children’s show for the BBC) so get on the bandwagon early and go see him.
Runs 2-26 August (except 13th)