Mike Wilmot (4 stars)


This article is from 2006.

In the true spirit of the Fringe, this late-night show aims to be the nastiest in town, but with Mike Wilmot at the helm that’s a toughie. Though he’s no stranger to a good knob gag, Wilmot is so amiable that it’s hard to be offended by him. However he has guests on to help, so the level of filth is largely dependent on who’s invited. On this night Wilmot is self-deprecatingly conscious of the lack of audience but bonds everyone with his cheery tubby guy persona.

Tonight he persuades the sweet-natured Sarah Kendall to tell the dirtiest story she knows and then hands the stage over to Steve Hughes, a man so incisive in his political humour that he doesn’t have to dig far to find some close to the bone observations. Before leaving, Wilmot swears us into his own secret ‘fight club’ and feeling just a bit special, off we trundle into the night. (Marissa Burgess)

Assembly Rooms, 226 2428, until 28 Aug, midnight, £11-£13 (£10-£12).

This article is from 2006.


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