Holly Burn (3 stars)

This article is from 2010.

Holly Burn

Vivid, boundless and contagious

Burn’s awkward, absurd and occasionally hilarious routines are enlivened by recurring delights like the DIY musical theatre of Jason the Very Rich Lion and the kitchen-sink surrealism of super-villain Custard Flanagan. The Newcastle comic offers an arresting, uncomfortable experience – her stand-up, characters and sketches are unadorned and in your face – yet Burn’s bizarre imagination is vivid, boundless and contagious.

The Caves, 556 5375, until 29 Aug, 3.35pm, £6.50 (£5).

Holly Burn - Living and Dying

  • 3 stars

After 2009's critically acclaimed, sell-out show 'At Home with Holly', Holly returns to Edinburgh with more renegade character comedy that breaks all the rules. This year's must-see show sees Holly stage her own life and death in another hour of distinctive silliness. 'Highly talented... Wonderfully abstract... surreal…

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