Dan Clark

  • The List
  • 1 August 2007

This article is from 2007.

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Anti-technology show that could save your relationship

Poor Dan Clark is worried he might be deluded about the Fringe. Not only is he hoping that he will manage August without the help of alcohol, he’s also aiming to forget about reviews and interviews and just ‘enjoy doing shows and leave feeling happy’. That might prove tricky after last year’s sell-out show The Day I Lost My I-Pod received bizarrely mixed reviews, despite the impressive audience reaction. He admits that he might succumb: ‘You know that bubble of curiosity? It might get the better of me.’

With impressive TV credits including The Mighty Boosh and his Guide to Dating for the Paramount Comedy Channel, he’s got a secure following already, seduced by his manner of skipping around ideas so lightly that his intelligence is masked with charm. This year’s show follows on from his previous theme of living without technology; in Unfangled, he looks at the impact gadgets have on relationships. You never know, this could be one Fringe show that makes you chuck out your mobile to save your marriage. Or, maybe, it’ll just make you laugh. (Siân Bevan)

Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, 5–27 Aug (not 13), 8.30pm, £9.50–£10.50 (£8–£9). Previews until 4 Aug, £5.


  • 3 stars

Anti-technology show that could save your relationship. Clark might not brand himself onto the carapace of your Fringe memory but you'll enjoy him nonetheless. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2007'.

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