Lou Sanders: And Now for a Nice Evening with Wallan, Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

 

Alice Jones
Thursday 23 August 2012 17:35
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Lou Sanders: “I waited an hour for my starter so I complained: ‘It’s not rocket salad”
Lou Sanders: “I waited an hour for my starter so I complained: ‘It’s not rocket salad”

In a year of high-octane show openings, Lou Sanders, self-styled "Beyonce of comedy", might just have the best. It's certainly the only one involving techno, pink tights and rollerblades.

The opening sets the tone for a breathless gallop through Sanders' rather peculiar mind. There are ideas for books, films and new sexual positions, odd music videos, audience fortune-telling and one-liners (including her runner-up in Dave's Funniest Joke of the Fringe: "I waited an hour for my starter. So I complained 'It's not rocket salad.'").

It's all rather haphazard and hit and miss but Sanders is enormously likeable and has pace enough to paper over most cracks. She is also, clearly, brimming with promise and ideas. Anyone who comes up with the idea of "the world's first invisible silent film" must be doing something right, after all.

To 26 August (0131 556 6550)

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