Pauline Goldsmith: Should Have Had the Fish (3 stars)

  • 23 August 2006

This article is from 2006.

She’s not overtly dirty, offensive, racist or political, yet she still manages to provoke laughter - almost unheard of from a Fringe comedian. Pauline Goldsmith’s mostly improvised comedy, loosely set in a restaurant, is based around the orders she receives from the audience on their way in, serving up a mixed meal of humour about sex, love, religion, childhood and Tommy Sheridan. She slips in and out of character with ease and skill; her impersonation of an old crabbit wifey is particularly convincing. It’s not roll-on-the-floor-laughing funny and is perhaps a bit slow for the hardcore comedy fanatic but it’s perfect if you like your comedy safe and unobtrusive from a woman you can’t help but warm to. (Greer Ogston)

Assembly Rooms, 226 2428, until 28 Aug (not 14), 5pm, £11-£12 (£10-£11).

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