Dominic Frisby's Financial Game Show
- Marissa Burgess
- 17 August 2018
This article is from 2018
Fringe first for Frisby's fiscal fun
Many comics have other jobs but there can't be many that are also financial writers like Dominic Frisby. So he's using his unique side-line to stand out of the Fringe brochure by creating a financial game show. Contestants are plucked from the crowd by participating in a two-choice question and those that have shown themselves to have some economic nous get to have a go at the quiz.
It's all good fun and the questions are genuinely interesting but for anyone who knows Frisby from the circuit or is just a fan of stand-up, it's particularly amusing when his stage persona breaks through. A sex joke let slip before the 'climax' of the show elicits a cheeky giggle from the crowd as Frisby, in his natty and respectable striped suit, looks ever the gentleman quiz-show host rather than a smutty comic.
This proves an interesting diversion, and not especially the kind of thing you'd expect at the Fringe. It's more tea-time BBC Two which makes it all the more refreshing. And well done Jean who deservedly won, pocketing £500 in the first show of her Fringe trip.
Gilded Balloon Teviot, until 26 Aug, 5pm, £9–£10 (£8–£9).