Phil Nichol: The Simple Hour (3 stars)

This article is from 2011

Phil Nichol: The Simple Hour

Dumbed down silliness peppered with droll quips

An hour in Nichol’s company seems to canter by in the wake of the comic’s own upbeat and vociferous performance. However, the material is constantly in danger of descending into vacuity, and although he peppers the silliness with droll quips, the nagging feeling remains that he is dumbing himself down to the detriment of a sharper imaginative side.

The Stand V, 558 7272, until 28 Aug, 8.50pm, £10 (£9).

Phil Nichol: The Simple Hour

  • 3 stars

Phil Nichol, one of the UK’s finest comedians, is back in Edinburgh with yet another brand new show - The Simple Hour - a joke-filled sandwich of simple, clean(ish), straight-forward stand-up comedy and ridiculously silly songs. There’s no huge theme, no complex premise, just an hour of easy-going, good-natured fun from…