Mark Nelson - Guilty Pleasure (3 stars)

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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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Mark Nelson

16 Aug 20113 stars

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 Fringe

6 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

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