Glenn Moore: Love Don't Live Here Glenny Moore (4 stars)

Glenn Moore: Love Don't Live Here Glenny Moore

A fast-paced comedy masterclass

Dressed in a manner that suggests the only thing he's likely to get outspoken about is sedimentary rock, Glenn Moore is pondering a life spent trying not to offend by not speaking out. Beginning in childhood and progressing through relationships that only resulted in him getting dumped before he could do the dumping, it doesn't seem to have done him any favours. Especially in his work as a radio station newsreader.

Moore was nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award last year and it's not hard to see why. His is a consummate hour. A fast-paced masterclass in gag writing, you certainly get your money's worth. It's especially impressive given how many other projects he writes for; incredible he manages to keep enough quality stuff back for his own show, all creatively and meticulously structured and peppered with call-backs aplenty.

Playing around with the notion that you can't entirely trust what a comedian says in a style akin to James Acaster, Moore's material also harbours an otherworldly quality. He sets out his mendacious stall with his now-traditional engagement joke, then pulls back to reveal he's not entirely telling the truth. Even the method by which he suggests Dignitas off their customers probably isn't true either…

Pleasance Courtyard, until 25 Aug, 4pm, £9–£11 (£8–£10).

Glenn Moore: Love Don't Live Here Glenny Moore

  • 4 stars

Glenn Moore: Love Don't Live Here Glenny Moore Glenn Moore (star of Mock The Week, The Stand Up Sketch Show and Absolute Radio), presents his first solo UK tour, full of the distinctive jokes and offbeat gags we've learned to accept from him. Moore's bringing you two 'blissfully silly' (Guardian), 'brilliantly…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Sun 18 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£11 (£10) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 19 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£9 (£8) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 20 Aug

Cabaret Bar

£9 (£8) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 5 more dates until 25 Aug

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