Star Rating ****
60 Pleasance, Edinburgh, EH8 9TJ – Bunker 2, Venue 33
Tuesday 5th August 2014
30 July – 24 August 2014 17:30pm
Further information and book tickets £12 (£10) / 0131 556 6550
Citizen Dane reveals some of the vital life events that went along to make the Comedian that is Dane Baptiste.
Comedy was in Dane Baptiste’s genes as he came into the world as one half of a double act. Dane was born a twin. His other half being a girl. His sister. What is it with comedians being mixed twins? Fringe Festival regular, Stephen K Amos, also has a twin sister.
I loved his jokes regarding growing up with his sister, his mother and father. Indeed, he grew up in a two parent family household. There’s a novelty! He spun this to great comedic and ironic effect by pointing out the disadvantages of coming from a two parent family.
Where do I fit in?
I love Dane’s dry, deadpan style. What makes his show especially interesting is that inspite of his dour demeanour he presents a consistently funny, upbeat show. He’s not there to simply knock the government or complain about mundane, everyday life events, he just wishes to explore where he fits in society.
He’s a sharp, amiable comedian and that came across in the warm, respectful way in which he engaged with 20 year old Harry, in the audience with his aunt and uncle.
This was a thoroughly enjoyable show from the fine, upstanding citizen that is Dane Baptiste. There was no profanity or vulgarity which was nice to see. Some of the best performers at the Fringe have demonstrated that swearing’s just not necessary to make people laugh and funnily enough they’re playing to sold out venues. Say no more.
Being a stand up Comedian’s not as easy as riding a bike, but on the strength of this show, Dane’s comedy career will be peddling along far quicker and further after this year’s Fringe Festival.
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