John Robertson: A Nifty History of Evil
A hour of manic, horror-themed comedy storytelling at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
This article is from 2014.
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.