Archie Maddocks is a treat in his new Fringe show, Shirts versus Skins. The show focuses on the struggles, and the good experiences, he’s had growing up mixed race – mainly trying to choose his own nicknames.

Maddocks really invites you into his life with hilariously random detours about his menopausal mother and witty puns galore – he really knows how to work a crowd and is effortlessly fast on his feet.

He is a natural with an audience, boldly exploring controversial topics such as race and religion. Just as you’ve tensed up, he manages to bring the energy back down with amazing skill – leaving everyone in stitches by the end of the show.

Words: Katie Mckenzie

Archie Maddocks: Shirts vs Skins, Laughing Horse @ Espionage, Aug 9-28 (not 15), 9.15pm

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