Comedy Review: Dave Fulton

4 Stars

Edinburgh Festival 2011

In case you were wondering, yes, occasionally it is okay to share too much, but y’know what, sometimes that’s just what’s needed. After a day wandering the many hills of Edinburgh, the late show of the day, clocking in at 23:20, was American Dave Fulton with his show, Based On A True Story.

In the dark upstairs room of Stand 5, with 24 (i counted) others I had the pleasure of listening to the weathered Dave Fulton. He doesn’t so much take his time when moving to a punchline or running through a story, more he makes time pass like lightning in a seemingly slow and relaxed way. His show was an hour long and it felt like twenty minutes. His long stories are passed over in a friendly way, as if you’re sat in the pub next to him and he’s started telling you an anecdote about a hard but hilarious life.

He certainly has led a colourful life, from not so much experimenting but more fully accepting and seeking drugs to the creation of a peephole in a door using a handgun his stories are facinating, delving into a world most of us would never dream of, yet making you feel completely at ease with him as time passes and the punchline, when it comes, knocks you for six.

Brilliant.

 

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