Ellie Taylor: Infidelliety (4 stars)

A consummate and message-laden show from this rising star

Ellie Taylor: Infidelliety

credit: Karla Gowlett

Ellie Taylor recently got married but worries about how she's going to stay faithful to her, albeit lovely, new husband having never had a 'slaggy period'.

Taylor had not been performing stand-up for very long when she was plucked to compete in ITV's Show Me the Funny, (a kind of X Factor for comedians) in 2011, and now she is already on her third solo show. It's remarkable she has achieved so much in such a short amount of time. Then again, the evidence is obvious: this is a consummate hour of sure-fire material and sharp observations where she doesn't miss a beat.

However, the show is more than just a set of gags. In talking of her own struggle with the concept of monogamy, Taylor touches on her own sexual desire. Granted we burnt our bras ages ago and women have been talking about vibrators on stage for years, but schoolgirls still get called 'slags', so frank talk like this is important. As an added bonus, Taylor is deliciously visceral too, even managing to get away with a smear-test routine accompanied by the serious message to keep a check on your cervical health.

Just the Tonic at the Tron, until 28 Aug, 2.20pm, £6 or Pay What You Want.

Ellie Taylor: Infidelliety

Bubbly banter and energetic, upbeat wit from the former contestant on ITV's Show Me The Funny.


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