Luke Toulson: There Are So Many Things I Can't Do
One way to judge a comedian is by how they handle their hecklers. Luke Toulson had the joy of the drunken Donald who shouted "pussy!" at random. Toulson mastered him with grace and humour (mainly humour) and his relaxed and conversational show continued to flow easily from theme to theme. He's someone you'd like to go to the pub with; frank yet charming despite, or perhaps because of, the self-deprecation which laces many of his gags. This was pretty standard observational humour, but he came up with some witty solutions to the world's major problems, and is an insightful and adaptable personality. As he joked, about his run in the Pleasance cellar, maybe one day the Fringe will let him perform above ground.
Pleasance Courtyard, 30 Jul - 25 Aug, 9.45pm (10.40pm), prices vary, fpp 74
tw rating: 3/5
published: Aug-2008 for Three Weeks newspaper at the Edinburgh Festival