Ivo Graham: Motion Sickness (3 stars)

This article is from 2018

Ivo Graham: Motion Sickness

Another fine show from the Eton chap about life's inevitable trajectory

Admitting that his comedy USP remains his status as a young Etonian of a surprisingly liberal-left persuasion, Ivo Graham's life is slowly moving on. He's gone and poached himself a lady, it seems, and they're now engaged to be wed. Naturally, given his prowess with the opposite sex to date (he claims to have had just the one sexual partner during his 27 years on the planet), this impending scenario is the latest thing he can add to his worry list.

Ever the gentleman, Graham apologies for the fact that this show kicked off late, all of which was Nicholas Parsons' fault, but given that he's one of his heroes, there's never any chance of him bad-mouthing the Fringe veteran. Easily packing out the iconic Cabaret Bar, this is quite simply just another fine show from Graham, with deliciously crafted lines and funny imagery aplenty.

Though it perhaps doesn't quite pack the hilarious punch of last year's Educated Guess, the stories of being trapped at outdoor activity centre Go Ape, reminiscing about the woman eight years his senior to whom he lost his virginity, and the escalating Fawlty Towers-esque delirium of his attempts to propose are all worthy members of the Ivo Graham anecdote club.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 26 Aug (not 13), 6.40pm, £8.50–£12 (£7.50–£10).

Ivo Graham: Motion Sickness

A feisty new hour about facing the future.