Fringe Review | Sara Pascoe LadsLadsLads

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WRITTEN BY KIM STEELE

 

A good comedian is someone who makes you laugh; a great comedian is someone who crafts a stand up story which interlaces stories back and forth to keep you both thinking and laughing throughout. The latter is what Sara Pascoe is, who struts out onto the stage and immediately enters her intimate set which is funny, candid, boundary pushing and endearing all at the same time.

Sara is a Fringe veteran and her newest show does not disappoint. The theme of this year's show is the recent break up with her partner of four years. She's candid and open in ways which we could all learn a lesson from and is unashamedly herself.

Her show eloquently and intelligently weaves from teenage anecdotes to the present day and how she's going to make the world a better place for women and men, one meal at a time. What makes her show so great is that Sara is totally relatable; I think everyone in the audience at one point or another gave a wry smile or a deep seated belly laugh because we've all been somewhere she has (unless you're a Tory and then probably not).

If you're not familiar with Sara, she's also written a brilliant book called “Animal” which I think everyone should be made to read in school – boys and girls – as it's an enlightening read about the female anatomy and how we've evolved over the years.

I don't want to give anything away about LadsLadsLads as I want you to go and enjoy the show yourself without expecting any of the punch lines. All I will say is Sara, if you read this, you're not tampony at all.

Sara is on at the Pleasance Courtyard until 27 August.

 

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