Lach (3 stars)

This article is from 2010


Minutely referential and full of pithy asides

This frenetic, guitar-wielding New Yorker laces together humorous vignettes and songs with long titles about growing up, including tributes to Kiss and meandering paeans to pot. Minutely referential and full of pithy asides, Lach’s particular skill is in making an audience warm to him by force of personality. The poetry portion of the evening is a highlight.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 622 6552, until 30 Aug, 10pm, £8.50–£9.50 (£7.50–£8.50).

Lach: The Day I Went Insane

  • 3 stars

World premier! Brilliant songs, comedy and revelations from NYC's living legend: founder of the revolutionary Antifolk movement. 'Face-ache funny!' (Guardian); 'Woody Allen meets Woody Guthrie' (NME); 'Definitely a show worth getting out the house for!' (Scotsman) Ages: 18+