Pope Benedict: Bond Villain (4 stars)

This article is from 2011.

Pope Benedict: Bond Villain

Provocative and brilliantly witty hour on religion and economic meltdown

He’s already tackled Jesus: The Guantanamo Years and toured with Eco-Friendly Jihad, and this year Abie Philbin Bowman is still looking at the bigger political landscape with an provocative and brilliantly witty hour drawing parallels between religion and the worldwide economic meltdown. This is another show of the kind of intelligent, common sense approach we’ve come to expect from APB.

Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 29 Aug (not 16), 8.45pm, £8.50–£9.50 (£7.50–£8.50).

Pope Benedict: Bond Villain

  • 4 stars

Pope Benedict has a creepy accent, priceless art collection and diplomatic immunity. His real name's Ratzinger. He heads a sinister organisation, hell-bent on world domination. Abie Philbin Bowman, ‘The Best Irish Stand-up Under 30' (Sunday Times).

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