Ro Campbell: Uttering Bad Shillings (2 stars)

This article is from 2011.

Ro Campbell: Uttering Bad Shillings

Some nice stuff from Scottish Comedian of the Year, but few genuine laughs

In this marginally bitter show, the current Scottish Comedian of the Year and full-on Aussie tells the story of his intriguing background as a retort to those who loudly jeered his victory. There’s some nice stuff about the ‘true’ roots of Kevin Bridges and an amusing bit about the venue, but it’s all a bit limp with his tale containing few genuine laughs.

Stand III & IV, 558 7272, until 28 Aug (not 15), 10.35pm, £8 (£7).

Ro Campbell: Uttering Bad Shillings

  • 2 stars

Aussie comic Ro Campbell came to his first Edinburgh Fringe in an entirely different capacity, in his previous job as a stagehand, working behind the scenes rigging sets, lighting and stages for all manner of shows. The experience made him realise he no longer wanted to be stuck behind the curtain, and his inner-performer…

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