This article is from 2008.
He's Aussie, ex-Neighbours stock and a reformed drug abuser but none of these facts are important. Eschewing high concepts, he moulds observations about Edinburgh, confessional soul-baring and deconstructions of controversial humour into anecdotes that rip laughter right out of the throat. He's a consummate pro and somehow his admissions of storytelling licence make him seem more genuine.
Gilded Balloon Teviot, 668 1633, until 25 Aug, 9.30pm, £9.50–£10.50 (£8.50–£9.50).