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Venue:The Counting House, 38 West Nicolson Street Edinburgh EH8 9DD
Phone: 0131 667 7533
Links: Click Here for venue details, Click here for map
Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: The Attic
AUG 3-26 at 16:50 (40 min)
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Meet Frank Lavender; comedian. When a grafting comic from the pub and club circuit of The North is told that his stock material isn’t suitable for the modern comedy palette, where does he go? Dropped by his management, left by his wife, Frank brings himself to the Edinburgh fringe to find his place in the comedy world. Brand new character comedy from Gareth Joyner (the man responsible for Myra DuBois). ‘Joyner is a shrewdly understated satirist’ (Time Out) ‘Peter Sutcliffe was funnier’ (Myra DuBois)

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August 16, 2017  The Scotsman
Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Frank – I am sure he wouldn’t mind me calling him Frank – is a genial bloke who works his audience like an Italian mama with pizza dough.

For ten minutes we are alone together, which is pleasant, but then they start, in Frank’s words “piling in”. “Its like Calais in here,” he cries.

He has a proper set list to get through and tempts us with the promise of London Underground jokes and possibly some “off the wall comedy”. Frank also has props (thank you, Lidl) and a recording of a rimshot, just to get the comedy feel going. For his younger fans, he has some Taylor Swift material and for traditionalists, a whole bundle of fun about people he has met in doctor’s waiting rooms. In many ways like a less manic, more articulate Count Arthur Strong, Frank is a considerate type, not giving us the socio-political rant he could have because it would ruin “the lighthearted atmosphere I have cultivated”. Much of his show is pin-sharp material woven from the audience, not banter, much classier and finer.

His morale is, he tells us, “at a crushing low”, so go and see him and cheer him up. Click Here

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