Mark Nelson - Guilty Pleasure
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Hilariously hardhitting, pure-and-unadulterated, uncompromisingly funny new show from Scotland’s fastest-rising comedy star. Winner Scottish Comedian of the Year. Soldout 2010! ‘Nelson possesses a talent that’s simply obscene … a star in the making. A remarkably accomplished stage manner with wonderfully crafted gags’ (List) ‘Powerful punchlines …Simple, blunt, but perfectly aimed barbs … devastatingly effective’ (Chortle.co.uk), ‘Blistering material which pushes dangerously near the boundaries of good taste’ (Sunday Times) ‘Rarely has someone managed to be so simultaneously offensive and likeable …. Thanks to his stealth delivery you actually find yourself laughing before you’ve taken in quite how outrageous what he’s saying is.’ (Fest).
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Reviews & features
Mark Nelson16 Aug 2011
Straight talker whose profanity is utterly charming
With no narrative arc or gimmicks, Nelson presents himself as a straight talker, not scared of eliciting shocked gasps with his more provocative material. He deals in the controversial with a cheeky grin, as if the words magically appeared in his mouth.
The shocking, rude and offensive highlights of the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe6 Jul 2011
The controversial shows of Edinburgh Fringe 2011
If boundary-pushing comedy is your thing, or if you just like smutty jokes, you’ll no doubt find a suitably impolite act at the Fringe. Jonny Ensall ranks 2011’s controversial shows by their level of offensiveness