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So Comedy


Venue:The Pear Tree, 38 West Nicolson Street Edinburgh EH8 9DD
Phone: 0131 667 7533
Links: Click Here for venue details, Click here for map
Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: Pear Tree Indoor Stage
AUG 2-12, 14-26 at 16:00 (60 min)
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Following up from his 2016 sell out run, Robin Morgan returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Join the writer for Have I Got News For You, Newzoids, tHE nEWS Quiz and The Now Show as he premiers this much anticipate new hour of stand up.
**** Sunday Times
****'A phenomenol comic. Utterly hilarious' Broadway Baby
**** 'Heartwarming, funny with bags of charm' Black Diamond FM

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August 15, 2018  Chortle
Old-fashioned romantics, step right up – Robin Morgan and his teenage sweetheart have got married recently, they were each other’s ‘first’ and everything. OK, he’s effectively on his honeymoon, now, up at the Fringe without her, but you have to break a few eggs to make a good angle for your Edinburgh show.

And pretty handy it is, too. Morgan is a perfectly charming host for his show about this most unusual honeymoon situation, and he is able to rouse a sweaty Saturday crowd into life. That’s all the more impressive considering the mic levels were a bit awry and he wasn’t easy to hear from the back of the room.

As Morgan is no doubt aware, stand-up comedy is not short of white middle-class males telling stories about themselves, and his mannerisms and delivery are all very familiar. But it gradually becomes clear that he’s better than your average comic. A couple of early semi-punchlines early on flag this up, one about being a child not wanting to cover up his full Cardiff City kit, another on the prospect of working till the age of 90, cut through and suggest he’s got a bit of something.

Other sparkly bits of writing emerge, like his material on planning his wedding, and the lack of drama at his stag, which segues into a funny conversation with a couple on the front row about the price worth paying for a headbutt. A couple of quite cliched jokes slip through the net, like a reference to how long he and his wife have sex, but they are at least cancelled out by some fresh concepts and turns of phrase. Click Here

August 13, 2018  The List
A smooth show that would benefit from a bit of mess.

In a slim suit and pointy shoes, with a bowtie unfastened, Robin Morgan is fresh from his honeymoon. He got married to his teenage sweetheart a week before his Edinburgh Fringe run started, and feels a bit guilty for leaving her and their son behind.

Because he admits that he's never, ever had any drama in his life, and sticks to very normcore material about which supermarket meal deal is best or the type of high-maintenance woman that ends up on Don't Tell the Bride, he turns to the crowd to spice things up. Who's had thrush? Who can't get an erection? One hand shyly goes up and he pounces, with no real punchline to make it worth the interruption.

The view from inside his straight, white, well-spoken bubble – where there doesn't seem to be any real obstacles or awkward scenarios which make you really want to root for him – doesn't make for a gripping show. He grins and oozes smug charm, but the smooth confidence acts as more of a barrier than a way into his world. It's as though he's showing us the professional photographer version of a perfect wedding, when it would be way more fun to share the behind-the-scenes meltdowns and messiness. Click Here

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