Yes, That Nick Page, Apparently
- Sofia Matias
- 22 August 2018
BGT semi-finalist gives audiences an hour of worriless fun
Nick Page just wants to be notable again. He's not a big fan of all that bustle of the Edinburgh Fringe (and especially of the property rent prices during August), but he made the trip up from Gloucestershire this year for a simple reason: his Wikipedia page has been deleted. And his efforts to reinstate it himself don't seem to be working.
After establishing that this hour will not have a theme, discuss Brexit or have a sexual arc (like most comedy acts do), he goes on to name all the other Nick Pages that manage to still have a Wikipedia page, in what turns out to be a surprisingly funny start to Yes, That Nick Page, Apparently. After reaching the semi-finals of Britain's Got Talent and winning English Comedian of the Year 2017, it's not surprising that he has slowly stepped out of the spotlight. While the storytelling and delivery skills are there, and the material certainly is entertaining, there's not much meat to it, especially in a climate where comedy can do so much.
The moments about how he nearly got arrested in southeast Asia, his interpretation of doing his bit for the environment, or the reason why he doesn't do audience interaction anymore will surely have you laughing. But you might struggle to not tune out in between the highlights.
Just the Tonic at The Mash House, until 25 Aug, 4.50pm, £10 in advance or donations at the venue.