Lolly 2 (Mick Perrin Worldwide in association with Dawn Sedgwick Management)
By Nina Keen | Published on Wednesday 17 August 2016
Lolly Adefope’s second Fringe show comprises immensely creative character and sketch comedy, weaving in surreal humour and weird jokes to make real points. She discusses and meta-discusses race, calling out critics for having the gall to suggest she was doing this wrong. This is juxtaposed with sketches highlighting just how dangerously clueless mainstream society, and we who participate in it, still is. Her political material is as hard-hitting as her surreal stuff is completely bizarre. If Adefope’s talent knows any bounds, we’ve yet to come across any sign of them. Every moment of ‘Lolly 2’ is screamingly hilarious and inexhaustibly innovative: I never wanted this show to end.
Pleasance Courtyard, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Nina Keen]