Silky (3 stars)

This article is from 2012


Liverpudlian comic is keen to please but able to disturb

Originally from Liverpool, Silky adopts a mild-mannered onstage persona, devoid of any arrogance, and is clearly eager to please. Such is the degree of his willingness to entertain that he confesses to gauging the reaction of each gag with a percentage-based rating system. Throughout the show he is also keen to engage with each audience member individually.

The content exhibited in Nut Allegory sways from self-depreciating humour, tales about a career on the comedy circuit and a moderately edgy gag about a teddy bear. As the show reaches its finale, though, there is a dark twist. Beginning with intensely potent shower gel, inducing temporary alcoholism and culminating in a face-to-face altercation with his doctor, Silky divulges the details behind his life’s most harrowing episode.

The Stand II, 558 7272, until 26 Aug, 2.20pm, £8 (£7).

Silky: Nut Allegory

  • 3 stars

Silky's first ever solo Fringe show is one he hopes will set him apart from the 7840 (approx) other comedians around.

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