Lauren Pattison: Peachy
- Brian Donaldson
- 13 August 2018
A joyful hour about life's curious turns
Lauren Pattison admits that she had a job on her hands to replicate last year's debut, success of Lady Muck which featured heartache aplenty. After all, she's disarmingly happy now (no longer seeking to be dubbed 'the Taylor Swift of comedy'), the ultimate barrier to creating meaningful art. The Geordie comic singlehandedly dismantles that theory with a follow-up show that is a strong mix about honesty (she strategically saves one story that will put her in a bad light for right at the end), fear (snakes) and love across the class divide.
Having decided that being in a couple was not for her while she continues to shinny up the comedy ladder, Pattison stumbled into a relationship with a posh lad which has left her spinning. But what could put more of a strain on such a fledgling partnership as one of the pair having to head to the other side of the world for a job?
So, a large core of this hour has Pattison telling of her adventures in Australia as her stand-up career thrived. While mum might still need some convincing that her daughter can take care of herself out in that big, bad world, the comedy universe is a better place for having Lauren Pattison in it.
Pleasance Courtyard, until 26 Aug (not 13), 7pm, £9–£12 (£8–£11).