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Michael Fabbri


Michael Fabbri

Cabaret Voltaire

36-38 Blair Street
Main Room: AUG 1-25 at 15:30 (60 min) - Free

Michael Fabbri

Michael Fabbri, Star of Radio 4’s Dyslexicon, has graced the global comedy circuit for many years, Furthermore, you are most welcome at his new standup show.

“An absolutely superb circuit headliner.” – London Is Funny

“Exceptionally funny, extremely sharp, hugely enjoyable.” – The Scotsman

“Startlingly insightful.” – The Guardian

News and Reviews for this Show

August 19, 2019    Chortle

Michael Fabbri’s solid, confident hour essentially comprises very good material prevented from reaching greater heights by elements of extremity and confusion in its packaging that dampens a favourable audience response.

Rebooted relates to his decision to change his habits - mostly heavy drinking - to become a better, healthier example to his daughter.

Something Fabbri is particularly good at is brutal honesty, especially about how he and his partner bought their house and a great story about using medical trials to deceive his former employers at the Job Centre.

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August 18, 2019    The List

A man resetting himself but consolidating his fine comedy product.

Perhaps because he's a veteran of the UK comedy circuit, there's never much of a Fringe buzz around Michael Fabbri. But that multi-year experience is gathered up here in an hour that is slickly performed while giving off the veneer of a semi-amateur who could mess up at any given moment. There is some tech business in his show which does go wrong today (the first time during the run, he claims), but it only adds to the charm he generates and the warmth that has piled up around him in this long and narrow room.

The material and subject matter are never less than intriguing as he does everything in his power not to land on anything remotely clichéd. So he ponders over whether you're more or less likely to meet a posh plumber or a regional-accented pilot, and reflects on that time when he was sitting on a train looking very out of place amongst a gang of loud and scary lads. Allowing his imagination to get the better of him, he began fantasising whether it might appear to onlookers as though he could be their leader.

Ostensibly, this show is about Fabbri totally rebooting himself now that he's a dad, but wondering whether it's even possible. You hope that he doesn't dilute his comedy, especially when he has set-piece routines about a neighbour who regularly pleasures himself thinking that no one can see (Fabbri and his wife can) and great lines about tennis world rankings and Chernobyl. Click Here For Review