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Shut it down Carol


Shut it down Carol

The Pear Tree

38 West Nicolson Street
Pear Tree Indoor Stage: AUG 2-25 at 13:35 (60 min) - Free

Shut it down Carol

Hello! My name is Edd Hedges, I'm a comedian and I do storytelling style comedy shows, I've done two before and they both went pretty well. I was invited to do a run at the prestigious SOHO Theatre (fancy) and I got to go to and perform in Australia. I'm coming back to the fringe with my third hour. It's another story, but this one is a bit different. This show is about a lot of things. It's hard to explain but ultimately it's about two people. A 74 year old man in Essex sitting in his garden in 1999 and a 24 year old, standing on a beach on the other side of the planet in 2018. This show is about 1 second. 1 tiny second where these two people, separated in every imaginable way, were joined together for a moment. It's going to be funny and good and I really want you to see it

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August 6, 2019    One4Review

Mr Hedges presents as a genuine, lovely, and humane comedian. He checked if it was okay to ask people direct questions. He told stories about people in his family, but never with mean intent. Mr Hedges does long-form comedy, a long narrative with diversions and interludes for context and background and additional colour. At the core of his comedy, Mr Hedges is a fabulous storyteller.
On stage, Mr Hedges seems entirely comfortable, though on this occasion perhaps a little (unnecessarily) worried about how the show would float on a smaller audience. Some people were clearly in the wrong room, but those who weren’t found enough to laugh at and the rest to enjoy.

As should be expected from a story-teller, Edd has the pacing and tone nailed, able to generate a cloud of tension and then eviscerate it with a punchline. His stories are down-to-earth and really quite relatable – it’s unlikely everyone’s got a mum who’s done what his has, but every family has some odd stories that will pass into legend (or have already).

He talks fast, so pin back your listening ears, but this is an endearing comedian telling great stories. Click Here For Review