Chris Coltrane – Socialist Fun-Times (Chris Coltrane / PBH’s Free Fringe)
By Nina Keen | Published on Saturday 13 August 2016
Amidst the current backlash against political correctness, Chris Coltrane not only opts for political correctness, but celebrates it too. The result is a show that’s positive and affirming, as well as consistently funny. Coltrane talks us through Trump, Brexit and the notion of offence, inviting us to join him in grinning through our despair at the news. The material at the end of his set is arguably the best, explaining why political correctness, rather than a burden, should be treated as a necessity, given that the alternative is nastiness. This comedy about comedy not only explains why Coltrane acts this way, but shows us why everyone else should get on board too.
Banshee Labyrinth, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Nina Keen]