Diet of Worms (1 star)

This article is from 2008.

'Let's get this over and done with as quickly as possible,' says one character during yet another interminably dire 'sketch'. Please. A recurring theme here is the tortured equation that a puffin plus a cat is apparently a 'puffincat'. And, therefore, five Irish comics minus a decent script equals an extremely regrettable waste of anyone's time.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 668 1633, until 25 Aug, 5.15pm, £8.50–£9.50 (£7.50–£8.50).


1. Debs McC18 Aug 2008, 2:32pm5 stars Diet of Worms Report

I actually thought this was one of the best shows I've seen at the Fringe this year. I wonder was this reviewer at a different show?? It's original, very funny and unlike anything else on at the Fringe. In a good way. If you like slightly off-beat comedy like The Mighty Boosh, Snuffbox etc, you'll love this. Go see it!

2. Bradley19 Aug 2008, 2:04pm3 stars Diet of Worms Report

Took them a little while to warm up but good laugh once they got going. Definately recommend them.

3. Pen20 Aug 2008, 4:08pm5 stars Diet of Worms Report

From the looks of things, Ms Newlands (the reviewer) is a music critic for the non-fringe months of the year. Maybe she should stick to that, if she doesn't like comedy? I agree with Debs, of all the shows I've seen at the comedy festival this year, this is definately one of the best.

I vote for the List re-reviewing this show and giving them a review they deserve.

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