Marcel Lucont’s Whine List (Phil McIntyre Entertainments with Corrie McGuire for Roar Comedy)
By Gemma Scott | Published on Saturday 13 August 2016
Feeling good about yourself? Having a lovely time at the Fringe? Then why not allow a pompous, condescending Frenchman to insult you for an hour. Marcel Lucont, the alter ego of comedian Alexis Dubus, is a brilliant character, the very embodiment of a Gallic shrug. His targets may be easy, as he criticises British food, transport and culture, but his masterful timing means he can get a laugh just from one raised eyebrow. While Lucont’s laconic delivery and deadpan humour are hugely enjoyable, his lacklustre audience interaction – asking the crowd to discuss their worst amorous encounters – is less successful. However, whatever your views on Brexit, Marcel Lucont is one European we definitely need to keep around.
Pleasance Dome, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Gemma Scott]