Colin Geddis (3 stars)

This article is from 2013

Colin Geddis

Northern Irish comic expands on I Am Fighter YouTube clips with well-delivered filthy material

Having secured enough hits with his online show I Am Fighter to be able to claim himself to be something of an internet sensation, the Northern Irish comic has come to the Fringe to mix his video material with some old-school stand up.

Geddis’ videos, of which we are treated to two (plus a virtual intro) during the course of the actual show, are wilfully idiotic, ‘educational’ vignettes featuring variously daft adopted personas explaining, for example, how to defend oneself against terrorists or why the internet was developed to promote porn. In person, Geddis’ sticks to more traditional observational comedy, taking the mick out of multimedia fads, pop culture trends and the youth of today.

The stand up material is pretty filthy (Geddis makes himself dry heave with a line about making popsicles out of used sanitary towels), but the attempts to shock laughs out of the audience are carried by good jokes and sound delivery. And, for a comic who doesn’t shy away from taboo subjects (paedophilia) and is happily foul-mouthed, Geddis has also got a surprisingly light touch, which gives his routine a decent bit of tonal variety.

Underbelly, Bristo Square, 0844 545 8252, until 25 Aug, 9.25pm, £9–£10 (£8–£9).


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  • 3 stars

Green Dragon Media Ltd. With over six million views…The man behind the Irish internet comedy hits of Barry the Blender and Besty McD debuts at the Fringe as a youngish comedian presenting ideas and social observations about popular culture. With his trademark (stolen), grumpy young man style, he delves headlong into the…