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ROBIN MORGAN: WHAT A MAN, WHAT A MAN, WHAT A MAN, WHAT A MIGHTY GOOD MAN (SAY IT AGAIN NOW)

So Comedy

Comedy

Venue:The Pear Tree, 38 West Nicolson Street Edinburgh EH8 9DD
Phone: 0131 667 7533
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Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: Pear Tree Indoor Stage
AUG 1-11, 13-25 at 16:05 (60 min)
 
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Following a 2018 fringe season which saw him playing to capacity audiences every day, Robin returns to fringe with a brand new show for 2019. In addition to his solo shows, Robin is a much in demand writer on shows including BBC1's Have I Got News For You and BBC Radio 4's The News Quiz and The Now Show, and is also support artist for Ellie Taylor's UK tours and BBC1's The Graham Norton Show.

**** Sunday Times

‘A phenomenal comic. Utterly hilarious’ Broadway Baby

‘Wonderfully cheeky and engaging’ Three Weeks


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August 24, 2019  The Scotsman
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August 15, 2019  Young Perspective
Amazing title aside, Robin Morgan provides an hour of hilarious stand-up, fit for men and women of the modern age.

Robin Morgan’s free hour-long at the Fringe consists of some very sharp, relatable comedy. I was taken in, initially, by the extended title. The show centres around three of the most important men in Robin’s life – his infant son, his father, and his childhood best friend. Throw in some excellent social commentary for good measure, and Morgan is very much a male comedian for the modern age.


Firstly, Morgan has an amazing taste in intro music. As the audience filtered in to the banger better known as ‘Truth Hurts’ by Lizzo, I noticed that the venue was packed. It was standing room only for some. Morgan hops on stage and begins musing on the creation of Wetherspoon’s – again, very relatable comedy. He doesn’t let a moment go to waste; his pace is utter perfection, allowing for all of his jokes and some engagement with the audience.

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August 12, 2019  Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
‘Arrive early’ they said. It wasn’t until I saw the massive line of spectators waiting outside The Pear Tree to be seated, that these words meaning sunk in.

As an established stand-up, warm-up artist and writer with an amazing repertoire under his belt, it’s no surprise that filling the room takes longer than anticipated. However, once in place, Morgan is quick to the punch and makes storytelling and comedy seem easy.

Living in a world where toxic masculinity is vast, and double standards are ample Robin Morgan questions what it means to be a man, and what makes a good male role model today.

Becoming a Father to his now two-year-old son has helped Morgan realise that even though he has had a good relationship with his father, he has never been able to say ‘I love you’ to due to the expectations of masculinity.

Morgan’s cheeky charisma and natural storytelling talent has the audience laughing alongside him, and enthusiastically joining in when prompted to do so. With millennial and dad jokes constantly coming, the hour flows naturally.


Crying with laughter is not an option at Robin Morgan: What a Man. But this light-hearted and at times heart-pulling comedy set – which spreads a much needed positive message – could possibly make you choke up or even shed a tear for the brave role model that stands before you. Click Here

August 12, 2019  The Mumble
Energetic, naturally and naughtily charismatic, Morgan takes his audience on a cruise through the uncharted waters of life as he knows it. Not quite 30 and warm up for Graham Norton, Morgan has the ability and skills to make a conversation based on his local pub resonate with the punters. Touching on topics of sexuality, masculinity and the British inability for males to compliment one another without losing their street cred, why can’t the average bloke be nice? Why can’t a guy compliment a women without being weird? Taking Weatherspoon’s beer garden to new ‘binstopian’ levels, and challenging the political situation, ‘…the rise of Fascism in Europe…that’s not coming back,’ he is as astute as he is comical.

If you see one freebie this fringe, make this the one if you want an hour of belly-hurting chortles, a few shocked gasps and the experience of feeling lighter and brighter having an hour of Morgan mundane mania.

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August 11, 2019  Chortle
3.5*
Ostensibly a show about what makes a good male role model, this is more of a lovely excuse to race through some school and family stories about being a son, being a father, what it means to say ‘I love you’ to your dad and failing to remember stories where you are less than heroic.

This could be schmaltz, but it isn’t. Robin Morgan is looks like a more handsome Stephen Merchant: tall, not quite so gangly, pale and bespectacled. He also has an easy listening voice and the kind of perfect diction that allows him to rattle along at about 300 words a minute.

I cannot listen as fast he speaks, but when I catch up, it’s bloody funny and the audience were laughing loud or louder all the way through.

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