John Robertson: A Nifty History of Evil (3 stars)

A hour of manic, horror-themed comedy storytelling at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

This article is from 2014.

Horror Comedy

John Robertson begins his routine with its own prequel, a whacked-out retelling of the universe’s creation. The Aussie stand-up then launches into several manic stories involving the Marquis de Sade, Rasputin and Filipino vampires during A Nifty History of Evil. There are plenty of good punchy gags but even with all the chucklesome swearing and blasphemy, it's not as edgy as Robertson imagines.

This article is from 2014.

John Robertson: A Nifty History of Evil

  • 3 stars

FearCorp. It’s 3:30pm and the devil wants a chat about 2,000 years of humans, sinister elephants, Polynesian zombies and Mickey Mouse. Award-winning lunatic and word manipulator John Robertson, ‘a manic and quick-witted revelation’ (Scotsman), brings you the world, then kicks it. Get ready for the best bits of world…