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Venue:The Mockingbird, 72-74 Newington Road Edinburgh EH9 1QN
Phone: 0131 466 2041
Links: Click Here for venue details, Click here for map
Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: Upstairs
AUG 3-27 at 19:45 (60 min)
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"Andrew Silverwood is my favourite name for a debonair Porn Star" - Russell Howard

"Another self absorbed twat. Still, Silverwood is very charming." - Great Scott Media, Australia

Touring small town Australia last year, it turns out the press can print WHATEVER they want about you. Unfortunately it turns out that my ex, my friends, and my audience all agreed. I was a self absorbed twat.

Here is the Gothenburg Fringe "Most Provocative" award shortlisted show about wheelchairs, sex with strangers and how your job is probably better than mine.

**** - Laugh Kookaburra

"Funny. Delightful. Part man, part whippet" - Julian Clary

"Fresh and Unique" - OUTinPerth

From the team behind the number one show on "Things to see at Barnstaple Fringe 2016" from Fringe Review.

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  The Adelaidian
Andrew Silverwood is a ‘Self Absorbed Twat’
Last year we saw Andrew Silverwood practically naked, climbing under the audience’s chairs and talking about his ‘First 10 Sexual Failures and other stories’, which caused one reviewer to label him as a ‘self absorbed twat’. Rather than letting this get him down though, he decided to name his entire next show after this review, and hence an hour of hilarious stand-up was created.

His vertically-challenged, pink-haired assistant Jamie Mykaela opened the show with five minutes of adorable singing and ukulele playing. Adorable, that is, until the lover she’s singing about scorns her for another and she manically descends into screeching on top of an audience member about how fine she is (we’ve all been there).

As Andrew tells us the unfortunate tales of his life, we can’t help but notice half of them took place in Adelaide (we are honoured to be from such a quirky city). Two of our favourites were the time a man with a live chicken in his bicycle basket gate-crashed his show down in Rundle Mall, and the time when he attempted to sleep with a woman, only to have her dog-wielding, knife-bearing ex-girlfriend crash the party.

It’s hard to determine whether Andrew purposely puts himself into ridiculous situations in hopes they will create stories to put towards a new show, but if this is true we’re glad he’s willing to sacrifice himself in the name of our laughter. His quick-wit, dripping sarcasm and self-deprecating jokes make for a solid hour of laughter. While his comedy might be on point though, we might suggest that he does not pursue a career as a rapper, as his closing song ‘Sex Face’ most definitely had us laughing at him, not necessarily with him.

As for the offensive side of his humour, well, we hate to say that some of the offensive material was in fact our favourite parts of the show. As a comedian, there’s a fine line that can be crossed in the world of touchy subjects, but Andrew manages to successfully balance right on the edge of the line that separates humorous from horrendous.

We rate: ★★★★ 4/5 stars Click Here

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