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Venue:Bar 50, Within SafeStay Edinburgh Hostel, 50 Blackfriars Street Edinburgh EH1 1NE
Phone: 0131 524 1989
Links: Click Here for venue details, Click here for map
Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: The Alcove
AUG 2-26 at 18:00 (60 min)
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Award-winning Dave Green does his highly anticipated debut hour. Join him as he worries his way through all the big topics of the day in a paranoid stream of consciousness that will make your mind melt. 'A keen eye for the absurd' (TheWeeReview.com). ‘Fantastically original gags’ (Bruce Dessau). ‘Highly watchable deadpan style’ (WhatsOn.London). Dave’s top ten jokes of the fringe. Time Out’s One to Watch. Comedy Knight’s Fresh Comedian of the Year. BBC New Comedy Award semi-finalist. Leicester Mercury nominated. Winner of the Max Turner prize.

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August 22, 2018  Chortle
In his stand-up show Melt, Dave Green projects himself as a slightly incompetent, slightly unconfident Everyman, stressing the small stuff.

His worrisome self is plunged into uncertainty by his PC asking him if he’s sure he wants to empty the trash, so you can imagine how heavily the responsibility of opening a train door while fellow passengers look on weighs on his shoulders.

Luckily for his comedy, the upside of overthinking even the most mundane of everyday situations also applies to gags, giving them a quirky edge. They are pithy and offbeat, and this show establishes him as a keen writer who approaches the everyday from a different angle.

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August 22, 2018  The Wee Review
Solidly enjoyable stand-up comedy with flashes of brilliance.

Although Melt is billed as ‘a paranoid stream of consciousness’, Dave Green‘s set at Bar 50 is far from the rambling, incoherent hour of free-association you might expect from such a description. Well, it’s paranoid, maybe – as evidenced by the recurring themes of hypochondria and social anxiety – but the show is certainly not formless. The structure here is worthy of a seasoned professional comic, and the delivery is as confident and assured as they come.

In a similar vein, those expecting the ‘deadpan’ comic advertised are in for a surprise – Green’s stage persona this Fringe is warm, animated and engaging. While his interactions with the audience feel a little forced on occasion, it is clear that Green is generally a relaxed and confident performer, more than adequately prepared by his already relatively illustrious comedy career to make his somewhat belated Edinburgh Fringe debut.

The promotional material for Melt is misleading in some other key ways. For one, the monochromatic and B-movie horror-influenced design of the flyer, reminiscent of artwork used by bands such as The Misfits and Rocket from the Crypt, suggests a much more alternative, punk-inspired aesthetic than is on offer, as does the flyer’s emphasis on his absurdism. Based on this advertising, what is most striking about Green’s set is how mainstream and universally relatable the vast majority of the content is.

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