Alistair Barrie (3 stars)

This article is from 2007.


For someone who describes himself as a ‘twat’ and claims to suffer from low self-esteem, Barrie exudes a reassuring confidence that draws you into his world and holds you there. His show hangs around the loose theme that we’re all going to hell in a handcart, illustrated by some refreshing takes on well-trodden hot topics such as global warming, the Glasgow terror attacks and the futility of attempting to hug hoodies. (Allan Radcliffe)

Underbelly, 0870 745 3083, until 26 Aug, 9.55pm, £9.50–£10.50 (£8.50–£9.50).

Alistair Barrie

  • 3 stars

Barrie performs 'Obviously', his first solo show in three years, which is rumoured to include an appearance by his mum. Ecuding a reassuring confidence, he manages to draw you into his world and hold you there. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2007'.

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